Christmas Worship

Christmas Eve


Children’s Christmas Services, 11 am & 4 pm
If you have small children or your own joy is kindled by being with children, this brief (30-minute) service is a good option. We sing a few simple carols, and at 11 am the Primary Choir also sings. In an unrehearsed pageant, we tell the Christmas story, calling children forward to the Bethlehem that we create in the crossing. Children are invited to come in costume as shepherds, angels or animals.

Festival Eucharist, 6 pm
As evening falls, the Boy and Girl Choirs lead our praises at the first Eucharist of Christmas. This service draws a large congregation, so plan to come early, and be ready for the music prelude that begins at 5:45 pm.

Festival Eucharist, 8 pm
Join us for the full festival Christmas liturgy, with the St. Columba Singers and the Virginia Brass leading the music—but without the sung responses and incense that we include in the 10:30 pm Choral Eucharist. 
This service offers the best option for seating in the Church Nave on Christmas Eve. We invite you to come early to enjoy the music prelude that begins at 7:45 pm.

Festival Choral Eucharist, 10:30 pm
This glorious Eucharist with music from the 
St. Columba Singers, Gallery and Alumni Choir and brass, and the splendor of incense and ceremony, fills the whole church nave with a joyful crowd. This service offers the best option for seating in the Church Nave on Christmas Eve. Come early and let the music that begins at 10 pm help to kindle a spirit of gratitude and adoration, as we celebrate Christ’s birth once again.

Christmas Day

TUESday, Dec. 25

Festival Christmas Eucharist, noon
A celebration of Jesus' birth with congregational carols and special solos by parishioner Rosa Lamoreaux, an internationally acclaimed soprano.


Sunday after Christmas: Special Worship Schedule
Sunday Eucharist, 8, 9:15 and 11:15 am

An abbreviated Sunday worship schedule. The 9:15 am service is intended for young children and their families. No services will be held in the Great Hall. No Sunday School or Youth programming.


SunDAY, Jan. 6

The Baptism of our Lord
Eucharist in the Church Nave: 8, 9 & 11:15 am.
Eucharist for Families in the Great Hall: 9:15 & 11:15 am.
All services are held on a regular schedule and Sunday School and Youth Programming resume.

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