Christmas Eve 2021
We’re looking forward to Christmas this year at Restoration. We will have three services with Lessons, Carols, and Eucharist at 3:00, 5:00, and 8:00pm at the church on Christmas Eve.
We will broadcast both the 3pm and 5pm on our YouTube channel.
Nursery will be available at all 3 services for kids 3 and under, however, we will not be offering kids’ small groups for preschool-5th grade on Christmas Eve.
At the 3:00pm, Ms. Louise will be our preacher. We invite children of all ages to come dressed as their favorite character from Luke 2:1-20 or Matthew 2:1-12. We love seeing the shepherds, wise men, Mary’s, Joseph’s, stars, cattle, sheep, Herods(!)… As we read the story, we will invite you to stand on your pew when your character shows up. You will help us ‘see’ the story and we will love seeing you! During the ‘candlelight’, we will have glow sticks for children, if that is easier. Masks are required at this service for everyone aged 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status. This service will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.
At the 5:00pm, David will preach. Over the years, we have found that there are fewer folks who ‘dress in character’ at this service, but you are very welcome to stand on your pew if you have come in costume! The evening sunset is always beautiful as we begin this service. Masks are recommended, but not required. This service will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.
At the 8:00pm, David will preach. This is normally a smaller crowd with an opportunity for a deeper quiet, which might be nice in that inflection between the ‘preparation of Advent’ and the ‘celebration of Christmas Day’. Masks are recommended, but not required.
Shuttle service from our parking lot at 15th and Quincy will be available for all three services.