Advent and Christmas
Advent and Christmas are special times at St. Pauls. During Advent our choirs perform music for the season.
Service of Readings and Carols
Our annual service of readings and carols, putting short contemporary stories in dialogue with the story of Christmas.
Winter Solstice Service
On the longest night of the year we welcome the return of light to our world and the coming of the light of Christ. This unique service includes Taize chants and an opportunity to walk the labyrinth by candelight.
Christmas Eve worship
Family Service at 5:00PM The Christmas story is told especially for children in word and song.
Service of Candlelight and Carols at 9:00 PM The sanctuary glows as acolytes light the candles to the Widor Toccata and the Christmas story is told through readings, carols and the music of our Chancel choir.
Lent and Holy Week
We mark the season of Lent through special Wednesday night contemplative worship.
Lay down your burdens and lighten your load as we begin the journey through Lent. Join us for a time of reflection and renewal as we worship together with the choir and imposition of ashes at 7:30PM.
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent for the Christian Church. Lent is a 40-day period before Easter patterned after the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert in fasting and prayer. The 40 days do not include Sundays, which are considered "days of resurrection" in the midst of a time of confession and prayer.
Our children and youth participate in a palm processional into worship as they bring their Elijah Jars in which they have been collecting funds throughout Lent for the ministry of Sarah’s Sisters.
Service of Communion and Tenebrae with choir
Tenebrae means shadows. It recalls Jesus’ walk through the valley of the shadow of death. As the Passion Story is read, candles are extinguished until the church is in total darkness. The Christ candle is returned to the altar as a promise of the resurrection. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never overcome it.
Worship at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM with choir, brass, and communion.
On the longest night of the year we welcome the return of light to our world and the coming of the light of Christ. This unique service includes Taize chants and an opportunity to walk the labyrinth by candlelight.