Special Holiday Services
Christmas Candlelight Service
Generally held at 5pm on a Sunday afternoon late in Advent, this service is in the format of Nine Lessons and Carols and features both lay and ordained readers and ALL of the musical groups of the church, including a 45-minute musical prelude.
Several services are held to accommodate the large numbers of persons wishing to attend a Christmas Eve service. Two of the services, held in the evening and late at night, roughly mirror our Sunday traditional service musical formats, while other services are designed to be more informal or especially child friendly. It is best to check the church newsletter and website calendar during the month of December to ascertain the Christmas Eve schedule for a particular year.
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
One of the most dramatic and meaningful services of the year, this service on Good Friday evening features readings up to and including the Crucifixion of Christ and ends in total darkness, commemorating the darkness of the original Good Friday.
In addition to our regular services, both traditional and contemporary, there is usually a sunrise service outside on our property. Please check our church’s website calendar or newsletter for Easter Sunday details for a given year.