On Dec. 23rd at 10:00am, The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Alison Ruth Nead and
accompanied by Robert Grube, will present a special Christmas Cantata " A Ceremony of Lessons and
Carols” arranged by Anna Laura Page and Jean Anne Shafferman. Beloved seasonal scripture readings
are interspersed with carols that include a touch of Handel and Bach.
At 4:00pm, more than 25 children from first to eighth grade, under the direction of Elsa Hahn and
accompanied by Ann Weeks, will present the children’s Christmas pageant entitled “Christmas
Special Delivery”, arranged by Mark Brymer and Mark Bernthal. Christmas is in the air, and so is the
Christmas crunch! Deadlines, wrapping, packing, traffic and general chaos are on today’s route for
mailman Gabriel Wilson….who hasn’t figured out how he’ll find the Christmas spirit with all these
last-minute stops, let alone how to deliver that mysterious bulky box in his bag. A miracle is on the
way, however, and it’s a heaven-sent delivery that brings Christmas straight to the heart.
At 8pm, Rev. J. Christian Kile will lead a traditional Christmas Eve service with plenty of familiar
Christmas carols, perfect for families and all those who wish to celebrate with full choirs and organ
music. Music will be led by the Chancel Choir, directed by Alison Ruth Nead and accompanied by
organist Robert Grube. During the final hymn, “Silent Night, Holy Night”, the lights will be dimmed
and candlelight will fill the Sanctuary.