Christmas Weekend Celebration At St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Greening of the Nave at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 805 West 7th St., will be on Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. in the Nave. May Mitchell and other Flower Guild members will lead the placing of candles and other traditional decorations, including greenery and poinsettias given in honor and memory of loved ones. All members are invited to assist. Refreshments will be provided.

The Children's Pageant, with children ages three years through fifth grade, will follow the 10:30 a.m. on Eucharist Sunday. Children and those who are young at heart are invited to come to the Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration during Coffee Hour in Key-Andrews Hall at the conclusion of the pageant.

Christmas Eve services on Monday begin at 4 p.m. with a family service with Senior, St. Andrew, and St. Nicholas Choirs, handbells, organ, brass and timpani. At 6:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist with Senior Choir and organ. Prelude Music at 10:30 p.m., "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten, will be presented by Senior Choir, adult handbell choir, organ and harp. The Festive Eucharist at 11 p.m. will feature the Senior Choir with guest soloist from Vienna, Austria, American contralto Solmaaz Adeli, accompanied by organ, brass and timpani. 

On Tuesday, The Christmas Day Eucharist with Senior Choir and organ will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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