Christmas services around the island….
Here are some places that are celebrating the holiday, ’round the island:
• At Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, Torrey reports:
CHRISTMAS SEASON WORSHIP SERVICES
Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec 24th:
Family Candlelight Service 4:30pm
This will include carols, scripture lessons, praise team, choir, and children’s time.
Communion Candlelight Service 7:00pm
This will be a quieter, more meditative service with carols, scripture lessons and Holy Communion.
Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec 25th 10:00am
“Holiday Spirit or Holy Spirit” with Dr. Joe Bettridge
• Here’s the word for Islands Community Church:
Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service at 4:30pm and Christmas Day Service at 10:45am.
5:30 pm on Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
7:30 pm on Saturday, December 24th – Christmas ‘Midnight’ Mass at Friday Harbor
9:00 am on Sunday, December 25th – Christmas morning Mass at Friday Harbor
• At Our Lady of Good Voyage Catholic Church:
5:30 pm on Saturday, December 24th – Christmas Eve at Our Lady of Good Voyage, Roche Harbor
• Lutheran & Episcopal services:
LUTHERAN & EPISCOPAL CHRISTMAS SERVICES IN FRIDAY HARBOR
There will be three opportunities to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with worship services at Saint David’s Church on the corner of Park and Marguerite in Friday Harbor.
A Family Service featuring the annual children’s pageant is at 4:30 in the afternoon on Christmas Eve. Any child in the community is invited to come at 4:00 to pick out a costume and participate in the pageant. The service is designed so that no one has to rehearse in advance, and all may participate.
At 10 pm on Christmas Eve, The Friday Harbor Branch of the Lutheran Church in the San Juans and Saint David’s Episcopal Church will celebrate the Nativity of our Lord with a Festive Holy Eucharist service featuring a combined choir. The church will be decorated with lights, candles, cedar greens and poinsettias.
On Christmas Day, the two congregations will again come together for a single Holy Eucharist service at 9 am. This will allow families to celebrate at home, come to a worship service at church, and get back home in time for family dinners and other gatherings.
• At Christ The King Community Church, at Paideia School:
On Christmas Eve at 5:30pm: Come as you are and celebrate with the Chrismas story, Christmas carols, homemade Christmas goodies, hot apple cider.
Note: This will take the place of our normally scheduled Sunday morning worship service. We will not meet on Christmas Day.
• Our Unitarian friends have no service on Sunday…..