Monday, December 19, 2011

Versailles Church to Continue Tradition of Candlelight

This Christmas Eve Trinity of Versailles will continue the tradition begun over 80 years ago as one of the first local churches to offer the old German Candlelight service for Christmas Eve.

Many Christmas’s have been welcomed at Trinity over the years (and in all kinds of weather) from a Great Depression, a World War, several blizzards and even a 25 degree below zero cold spell have happened and yet this tradition continues.

This year will be no different as the congregation invites you and your family to join us in celebrating the birth of the Christ Child!

The evening will begin with a recital of beautiful music for the season featuring Mrs. Karen Lawrence, long time organist of Trinity and Deirdre Grennan at the harp.

The service will begin at 11:00 p.m. as the sanctuary will go from near darkness to light. The time honored German tradition of the singing of “Silent Night” as the candle flame is passed to all as we symbolically fill the world with God’s holy light will as usual, be a highlight!

The remainder of the service will be filled with scripture and familiar carols. Pastor Bob Akins, interim Pastor at Trinity will offer an inspirational message and the Chancel Choir will offer a special anthem for this evening. The service will conclude with the service of Holy Communion.

To enhance your worship experience, Trinity’s magnificent stain glass windows will be illuminated and over fifty candles and hundreds of white lights will fill the sanctuary with light.

Please come, and be a part of our tradition. Come to Trinity and join us in welcoming the Christ Child among us!

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