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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church opens its doors to all for its Christmas services on December 24 and 25.

The celebrations for Christmas Eve begin with a Family Service at 5:00 p.m. While restrictions imposed by our response to the pandemic will not allow for our usual Christmas pageant, children and their families are invited to gather at a service of prayer, Scripture readings, and Christmas Carols specially prepared for them. Rev’d Mary Kisner, Assisting Priest for Children, Youth, and Young Adults will lead this special worship service, which will include Holy Communion.

At 7:00 p.m., St. Luke’s Chancel Choir will join with the Rev’d Dr. David Zwifka, Rector, who will lead us and preach in a Festival Eucharist. After Holy Communion, all will pause to contemplate the coming of Christ in candlelight as we sing “Silent Night.” This service will be webcast live on our YouTube Channel. Links are on our webpage.

Then at 11:00 p.m., all the stops come out as we celebrate the most traditional service of Christmas in “Midnight Mass.” Choir and congregational singing engage everyone as we gather like the shepherds of old in the middle of the night “to see this thing that has been told to us.”

St. Luke’s also will offer a quite but joyful Christmas Day service at 10:00 a.m. This service of Holy Communion will reflect on the mystery of Christ – the Light of the World.

At St. Luke’s, all are welcome – no exceptions – full stop.  So, we welcome you to Come Home and join us for Christmas!

St.  Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Chestnut and South 6th Streets in historic downtown Lebanon, PA.