Christmas offers so much to inspire and elevate our joy and expectation for life now, in the new year, and forever! Come unwrap God’s gifts for you at Zion this Christmas season, and share Christ’s love everywhere with family and friends!
The Christmas Season Celebration at Zion
Part I – Saturday, December 24th
Christmas Eve Candlelight
7pm, Worship service of Lessons and Christmas Carols (music begins at 6:30)
In this service we will read and reflect on the Luke Chapter 2 description of Jesus’ birth. Children of Zion dressed as Mary, Joseph, the angel Gabriel, shepherds, angels, and even a couple of sheep, will enter after each portion of the Christmas story is read, as favorite Christmas carols are sung by all to the accompaniment of organ and trumpets.
Part II – Sunday, December 25th
Christmas Day Communion
9:15am family Christmas activities for kids and the film “The Real St. Nick” for adults
10:30am Worship & Holy Communion, Christ at Christmas!
The Bible says so much more about Christmas than most people typically hear. Our Christmas Day worship service dives into the inspiring and deeply glorious descriptions of Jesus’ birth offered from the cosmic perspective of John Chapter 1. Scripture and song point us to Christ Himself who comes to us in our celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Christ on Christmas Day! Our singing and hearing of several beloved Christmas hymns that couldn’t be squeezed into Christmas Eve’s carol service will be adorned with the music of organ, trumpet, handbells, and a vocal soloist. The Children’s message will share the ways the candy cane, so common a Christmas candy, secretly reminds us about Jesus’ name, His sacrifice, His accomplishment, and His ongoing promise for our lives.
Part III – Sunday, January 1st
Communion and New Year Prayer
9:15am – Education Hour and Coffee… lots and lots of coffee.
10:30am – Worship & Holy Communion, God’s Word and our prayers for New Year blessings.
Bring your favorite coffee brew to Education Hour on New Year’s Day as we continue our twelve-day Christmas season with a service of prayer for the New Year, of Christmas Holy Communion, and a message entitled “What’s in a Name?”