The schedule of activities is provided just below and on our calendar. December 24 is the fourth Sunday in Advent, so the liturgy at 10:30 a.m. will be one of lessons and carols appropriate for that season of anticipation. They tell of the long years in which God’s people looked forward to God’s decisive intervention into history and form a perfect preparation for the celebration to come. Then in the afternoon of December 24 we turn our attention to Christmas itself, which commemorates the second greatest miracle of all, when the infinite God became human and shared our mortal lot. There is a “Christ Mass” at 5:00 p.m. and another at 10:30 p.m., both recalling the Jewish practice of starting each day at sunset of (what we would call) the previous day.
There is also a short service at 10:00 a.m. on Christmas Day. In the music and prayers for these services, you will hear both about the birth of Jesus and about his mission to accomplish the greatest miracle of all, the conquest of sin, evil, and death. This is good news for everyone!