Advent and Christmas at St. Luke’s
Most of us are ordinary people, who live our lives in rather ordinary ways. In many senses, Christmas is the most ordinary of events. The family puts up a tree, exchanges gifts in various ways, gets together with friends and relatives, comes to church to praise God. In a cave long ago, a baby is born. It happens every day. Of course, he was no ordinary baby, but he came to be with ordinary people. He was one of us.
Too often, we want Christmas somehow to be extraordinary, to show up as spectacular in some way. Perhaps instead, we should hope for an ordinary Christmas this year, but make sure we don’t miss the divine in the midst of our plain ole’ regular Christmas season.
Join us for Christmas Eve
3 and 4:15 p.m. | Family Christmas Eve | Sanctuary
What great times to bring the family to St Luke’s on Christmas Eve! See a nativity portrayed by St. Luke’s children, sing your favorite Christmas hymns with a contemporary band. Holy Communion served at 4:15 p.m.
6, 8 and 11 p.m. | Traditional Candlelight Services with Holy Communion| Sanctuary
Join us as we usher in the birth of the Messiah in traditional services filled with candle light and beautiful choral music. Dr. Tom Pace will give a message of hope and joy and Holy Communion will be served.
6 p.m. Music led by St. Cecilia Women’s Choir
8 p.m. Pure Sound Youth Choir will present Vivaldi’s Gloria.
11 p.m. Music led by Chancel Choir
Childcare is available at 5:30 – 9 p.m. for ages 2 months–PreK.
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4:30 p.m. | Family Worship | Fellowship Hall
St. Luke’s children enact a live nativity at this Contemporary service. Holy Communion will be served.
6:15 p.m. | Contemporary Service with candlelight | Fellowship Hall
Experience a contemporary candlelight service with carols, Holy Communion and a message from Dr. Tom Pace.
Christmas Eve | 6:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
Joy to the World! Join us for a family Christmas Eve service led by Pastor David Horton, as children bring the greatest story to life in a nativity play. Celebrate the birth of Jesus with favorite carols, an inspiring Christmas Eve message, and Silent Night by candlelight.
Nursery is open 6-8 p.m. for children age 4 and younger.
The Story Houston
Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Story Houston with students and teachers, oil execs and temp workers, singles, marrieds, and single-agains, life-long Christians and skeptical agnostics, people who like garland and those who swear by tinsel. Experience a contemporary candlelight service with carols and a message from Rev. Eric Huffman.
3 p.m.*| Modern candlelight service
4:30 p.m.*| Modern candlelight service
6 p.m.* | Modern candlelight service
*Childcare is available