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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

12/24/2021

6:00 PM

One of our beloved traditions at South Street is the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service. Last year, due to the pandemic, we were not able to gather in the sanctuary. So a group of hearty souls gathered on the south parking lot for a brief outdoor service. The temperature was in the 20s, and there was too much wind to light candles, but we heard the Christmas story, followed by “O Holy Night,” and closed with singing “Silent Night” together.

This year we are very grateful to be able to gather in the sanctuary on Christmas Eve. Masks and social distancing still will be required.

The service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. Prior to the service, the Entrada Brass will be playing carols and other seasonal favorites in the narthex. The service will feature music by the Chancel and Handbell Choirs, the reading of the Christmas story, sharing of communion, and the Hill family lighting the Christ candle on the Advent wreath. Soloists this year are Brian Hickman, cello; Elizabeth Hurst, soprano; and Dr. Chris Thompson, baritone. The service will conclude with the traditional singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight.