Special Seasonal Services

 
 

Christmas eve pageant - 4 pm, December 24

Our popular Christmas Pageant tells the Nativity Story with participation by our Youth (who read the script) and our Children, Youth and occasional brave Adults (who all dress in a wide and fun variety of costumes). As the story is told, the costumed members process down the main aisle to the altar area. The congregation participates by singing popular Christmas carols throughout the service. The service culminates in Holy Communion to which “all are welcome.”

 

Christmas eve Service - 10 pm, December 24

Our 10:00 service on Christmas Eve is a more solemn yet still festive service, featuring beautiful music from our Choir, carols sung by all, and candlelight.

 

EPIPHANY SUNDAY - on the sunday closest to January 6th

We celebrate our parish “Feast Day” with special surprises following the service. These have included two visits by camels (on which the Magi were said to have visited the manger), snow for sledding and playing, an appearance and performance by a “Magi ician) and other fun events. We also celebrate with a festive pot luck lunch and crowning of Epiphany Kings and Queens.

 

The Great Easter Vigils - on the night before Easter Sunday

We enjoy two Easter Vigils at Epiphany. The 4pm service was developed for families with children but has become popular with all ages. We begin outside, gathered around the new Easter ‘fire.’ Children help tell the Easter story and songs (both silly and serious) add to our worship. The “Alleluia Banner” which the children helped “bury” on the first Sunday of Lent (during which the word “Alleluia” is not proclaimed or heard) is resurrected in new-found glorious decoration and paraded into the Church, where we renew our baptismal vows and enjoy Holy Communion. After the service, everyone goes back outside and enjoys s’mores made in the fire. (Our children suggested this part of the service!)

The evening service is more serious in tone, but we still typically begin by gathering outside around the Easter fire. The great stories of salvation are told by candlelight. Everyone joins in singing beautiful hymns and then gathers for Holy Communion.

The Easter Vigil is a primary service at which to celebrate baptisms and we often rejoice in this sacrament and one or the other of the services.

Wonderfully, almost all who come to the Easter Vigils come right back the next day for the Easter morning service - and a visit by the Easter Bunny who oversees the Easter Egg Hunt.

 

PALM Sunday

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Maundy Thursday

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good Friday

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Easter Vigil

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Easter sunday

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