These plans have not been finalized yet, but I wanted to share with you what I’m thinking for Christmas Eve 2020. Because of the popularity of Christmas Eve services and the necessity of social distancing, I don’t see any way we can hold enough services in the sanctuary to accommodate everyone who would want to come. For that reason, I plan to have a complete Christmas Eve service available online for streaming. We won’t have a radio broadcast, but we can put it on audio CDs for those who don’t have access to the internet. The little handheld candles we use when singing “Silent Night” will be made available to the congregation for both pick-up and delivery.
I also know that this is one of the most meaningful worship services of the liturgical year for many of you. For that reason, those who are willing to brave the cold (maybe) and the dark of night (guaranteed) will be invited to join together in the East parking lot at 7:00 p.m. or 11:55 p.m. (there will be two services). There we’ll pass the light of Christ and sing “Silent Night” together (while wearing masks and social distancing).