Christmas at Trinity

  Christmas at Trinity  

Celebrate Christmas With Us!
 

Wherever you are in your journey, whether church is familiar or not, we welcome you to join us for one of our Christmas services.

Whether you prefer a simpler children’s service or a more traditional one with the Church Choir, infused with a sense of the sacred that fills Christmas Eve night, we invite you.

 

Christmas Eve Services, Sunday, December 24

All Services will be about an hour.
 

3:00 pm -- Children's Communion Service with Pageant (No Sermon)

6:00 pm -- Christmas Communion Service with Sermon, the Festival Choir 
and the Trinity Ringers (our Bell Choir)

9:30 pm -- Carol Sing with Congregation and Choir

10:00 pm -- Christmas Communion Service with Sermon and the Festival Choir
 


Sunday, December 31: First Sunday after Christmas
We will have ONE service at 10:00 am in the  Church
with Hymns and Sermon (No Choir)

 


The Christmas Pageant 

All children are invited to participate in this year’s Christmas Pageant! Our Christmas Pageant is help at our Children’s Communion Service on December 24 at 3 p.m. The pageant rehearsal dates are December 3, 10 and 17 after church (11:45 am - 12:45 pm) and December 24 from 2 pm - 3 pm is a dress rehearsal. All children are invited to be a part of the rehearsals as well as pageant. There are speaking and non-speaking parts as well as walk-on roles the day of the pageant. There are four songs all children will sing during the performance. We will be practicing them during rehearsals and they also can practice them at home. The songs are "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem", "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", "Away in a Manger" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing”.  If you have any questions, please contact
 Aaron Klinefelter our Associate for Children and Family Ministries.

 
Additional offerings during the Advent Season

December 3 - St. Nicholas Visits Trinity During Worship

Every year St. Nicholas visits both services to tell his story and explain how he is part of our Advent and Christmas traditions.   At the 10 am Service, St. Nicholas will gather the children and the front of the church to talk with them shortly after the beginning of the service, and then will lead them out to their classes.   


December 3 - Advent Festival with Lunch and Carol Sing After Church

Also on December 3, we will have our Advent Festival with Lunch and a Carol Sing following the 10 am service.  After church, we will gather in Trinity Hall for a wonderful lunch prepared by the Kitchen Crew.  During lunch, we will hear a few words about the Advent season.  Materials will be provided to create a home Advent Wreath, and material will be provided for your own devotions to be used with your home wreath.   You can make your wreath at church that day, or take the materials home with you.   After lunch, we will have our annual Christmas Carol Sing as a kind of parish family pre-Christmas celebration.  Join us for a fun day!
 

December 10 - Lessons and Carols at the 10 am Service

This is a favorite yearly service of music and readings during the 10 am service to celebrate the season of Advent. Please note that Lessons and Carols takes place in the context of Morning Prayer, and therefore there will be no Communion at 10 am that morning.


December 17 - Blue Christmas Service

This service will take place at 5:05 pm, and provides a space for those who find the holidays to be a difficult time, and for those who want a quiet, contemplative space in the midst of the rush toward Christmas. Join with others in the chapel for prayers, music, and healing.

December 24 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent, One Service at 8 am
This year is a rare occurence:  The Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve coincide on the same day.  Because of our afternoon and evening Christmas Eve service schedule, we will have ONE service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent at 8 am in the Chapel.