Schedule of Christmas Services

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24

5:00 p.m. –  Family Service in the church with “The Friendly Beast” children's sermon, carols, and the first Holy Communion of Christmas. Child care for 3 and under will be provided.

8:00 p.m. – A quieter celebration of the Holy Eucharist with homily and carols in the church.

11:00 p.m.
–  Festival Celebration of the Holy Eucharist with incense. This candlelight service begins with caroling and organ music at 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25

11:00 a.m. –  Holy Eucharist II (no church school, no nursery)


Advent Alternative Gift Giving

Sundays in Advent beginning November 30

ADP Fresh Eggs


Yule Log Hunt at Ash Lawn

Sunday, January 4, 2015 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Yule Log Hunt

Ash Lawn-Highland, the 500 acre farm owned by President James Monroe, will be the site for the Epiphany Yule Log Hunt on Sunday, January 4, beginning at 3:00 p.m. and continuing until roughly 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by St. Paul’s, the outdoor medieval festivities are party of the ancient Twelfth Night and Epiphany customs. Following the hunt a large bonfire will be lit using dried Christmas trees and greens (Please bring your Christmas tree to add to the fire.) Cider and Epiphany cake will be served. This ancient Epiphany Feast Day, which recalls the coming of the Wise Men, predates Christmas. Free and open to all.



Liturgy of the Longest Night

Sunday, December 21 at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This service is especially for those who may find Christmas a difficult time of year.  Many people suffer in silence at this time of year, whether because of the remembrance of the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a job loss, or a profound sense of loneliness.

The service will be held on the winter solstice, the “longest night” of the year. The tone will be contemplative and quietly hopeful.  All are welcome to be part of this late Advent service of Evening Prayer with music and candle lighting.  Come for yourself and for others who will benefit from your prayers and presence.  If you would like to come and need a ride, please the church office, 295-2156.

My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning,

more than watchmen for the morning.  (Psalm 130:5)


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Worship Schedule

Christmas Services
Christmas Eve Wednesday, December 24
5:00 p.m. Family service with “The Friendly Beast” sermon
8:00 p.m. Quieter celebration with Holy Eucharist, homily & carols
10:30 p.m. Caroling and organ music
11:00 p.m. Festival candlelight celebration with Holy Eucharist, incense
Christmas Day Thursday, December 25
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist II (no church school, no nursery)
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir, Joyful Noise worship for God's Children
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:15 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer

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