Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - December 24 - 25, 2019
7:00pm - Christmas Eve Service
10:30pm - Carol Singing
11:00pm - Midnight Mass

Duccio di Buoninsegna, The Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel (Washington DC: National Gallery, 1308/1311), tempera on single panel.
Gospel Hymn:   Angels from the Realms of Glory (#93)
Offertory Hymn:   O Little Town of Bethlehem (#78)
Communion Hymns:   Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming (#81)    
Recessional Hymn:   Hark the Herald Angels Sing (#87) 
Morsel for Meditation - Christmas Eve

The gospel does not merely teach about the history of Christ. No, it enables all who believe it to receive it as their own, which is the way the gospel operates. Of what benefit would it be to me if Christ had been born a thousand times, and it would daily be sung into my ears in a most lovely manner, if I were never to hear that he was born for me and was to be my very own? If the voice gives forth this pleasant sound, even if it be in homely phrase, my heart listens with joy, for it is a lovely sound which penetrates the soul.
Martin Luther, The Complete Sermons of Martin Luther ,
Volume 1 (Delmarva Publications, Inc), “The Birth of Jesus” II:A:44
Carol Singing (10:30)
9:00am - Christmas Day Service (no noon service)
Eric Gill, “Christmas Gifts Dawn” in  Engravings by Eric Gill
(Birmingham, England: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929), wood engraving.
Morsel for Meditation - Christmas Day
Rabbi Barukh’s grandson, Yehiel, was once playing hide-and-seek with another boy. He hid himself well and waited for his playmate to find him. When he had waited for a long time, he came out of his hiding place, but the other was nowhere to be seen. Now Yehiel realized that his friend had not looked for him from the very beginning. This made him cry, and crying he ran to his grandfather and complained of his faithless friend. The tears brimmed in Rabbi Barukh’s eyes and he said: “God says the same thing: ‘I hide, but no one wants to seek me.’"
Martin Buber, Tales of Hasidim: Early Masters
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Sunday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I   8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II   10:30 AM
 Sunday School for Adults and Youth 9:30-10:15am Clardy Hall

Wednesday Services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I    Noon
Bible Study 6:30 PM

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