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You are Invited to Share Christmas Eve Worship at St. Paul’s

December 20, 2012

On Monday, December 24, we are celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord with three Christmas Eve Services of Holy Eucharist.

At 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, we have a Service of Holy Eucharist especially geared for young children and their families. This year, I’ll be reading the lovely story, Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale, to the children (adults are welcome to listen, too!).

Also this year, for the first time, we’ll be able to end the Children’s Service with the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight, through the safety of electric candles!

As another special blessing this year, we shall have Megan Daye singing “Panis Angelicus” after we have shared Holy Communion. 

If you’re looking for a sombre, serious Service, this is not the Service for you! But if you are looking for a Service with lots of life, love, and laughter – with scores of excited precious little ones embodying the joy of Christmas – then you will find this Service a beautiful blessing!

At 7:30 and 10:30, we shall be sharing Services of Holy Eucharist by candlelight (not electric, but real wax candles with new non-drip covers!). Both Services will have a reflection on the meaning of Christmas that is geared for adults. PLEASE NOTE that at 10:30 rather than 11:00, the later Service is 30 minutes earlier than last year. Checking with the other churches in the Deanery, we found that we were the only night owls who had a Service as late as 11 p.m., so we’ve decided to join the trend and move our late Service to the earlier time. This will mean that our Service should be ending just about exactly at midnight Christmas Day.

In addition to “Silent Night,” all three Services will give us the opportunity to sing God’s praise with with traditional favourites such as “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “Joy to the World.”

You are most warmly invited to join us in responding to the invitation this Christmas Eve to come and adore Christ the Lord!

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