Jan 1st, 2017 – Service of Lessons & Carols – 10AM

As we celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, our gospel today
confronts us with the death of innocent children at the hands of Herod. The birth of
Christ does not remove the power of evil from our world, but its light gives us hope
as we walk with all the “holy innocents” of past generations and today who have
suffered unjustly. In our gathering around word and meal, God continues to redeem
us, lift us up, and carry us as in days of old.
Important: Please note the time change for this service. Instead of having our regular 2
services on the Sunday after Christmas, we will join together as one community of faith
at 10:00AM to celebrate Christmas with Lessons and Carols.
10:00 AM Christmas Lessons and Carols
Emmanuel’s Christmas tree remains up and lighted
The service includes 7 readings from scripture, each followed by a Christmas hymn.
There is no sermon, but Holy Communion will be celebrated.