On Christmas Eve, we celebrate the birth of Christ in three worship services. We begin with a Family Service at 5 p.m., with our friends from Nouvelle Alliance, a congregation of families and individuals from the DR Congo. We hear the Christmas story and sing the beautiful Christmas carols, the children create the nativity scene, we pray together for peace in the world, and we light our candles. Special music with harp, piano, and viola will begin at 4:45 p.m.
Our second worship service will take place at 8 p.m., and it will bring together members of our congregation and our Room in the Inn guests. To make room for those without a home or a place to rest for the night is always an occasion of mutual blessing, but on this night it is especially meaningful. If you wish to join us on Christmas Day for a great breakfast with our Room in the Inn guests, we invite you to come to the fellowship hall around 8 a.m. - and feel free to just stop by and say "Hello, merry Christmas!"
At 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, we gather in the sanctuary for a celebration of Lessons & Carols. Once again, special music with harp, piano, and viola will begin at 10:45 p.m. This quiet night service includes the celebration of the Lord's Supper (and since the table is the Lord's, not the church's, all who receive Christ's invitation are welcome to share the meal).
From all of us here at Vine Street, a merry Christmas to you and yours!