Please read below for scheduling and other information about Christmas, Holy Week & Easter, and other special services during the year.
Christmastide at St. Paul's is a beautiful and joyful and holy time. We offer multiple services on Christmas Eve and one on Christmas Day.
Christmas Services for 2020 will follow our familiar schedule with the additional need for taking sign-ups in advance. We will have services Christmas Eve at 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm, and 10:30 pm and on Christmas Day at 10:00 am. If these services fill up we will add more options to the schedule to include everyone. Click here to access the sign-up forms.
The week of Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, makes up the center of the church year. We offer services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, as well as Easter Day. Look for announcements about plans and scheduling for 2021.
In Advent of 2019, shortly before Christmas, we offered this quiet and contemplative service, which we hope to continue in the future. Modeled after other Blue Christmas services around the country, this service provides a special time for reflection. The holiday season brings pressure on many of us to be upbeat and festive, while we may really be feeling loss, uncertainty, or simply the need to slow down. As we anticipate the celebration of the Christ child, this is one way for us to prepare a way for God in our hearts.
Blue Christmas 2020 will be held on the evening of Sunday, December 13 - the Third Sunday of Advent. We will also offer an online option for those who cannot be with us in person.
Each year in early November, Bishop Russell Kendrick makes his pastoral visit to St. Paul's and confirms the youth and adults who have been preparing in the months ahead. This is a special day for confirmands and their families as well as for the parish. Seen here are some of the Sunday School students sporting their own mitres, or bishop's hats.