What Happens When the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve occur on the Same Day?
This year the Fourth (last) Sunday of Advent falls on the same day as Christmas Eve, December 24. We don’t want to miss out on this final day of preparation for the Christmas season, so at St. Anne’s we will celebrate 4 Advent at our Saturday evening Eucharist, on December 23 at 5:30 PM. This service will be very much like our 9:30 service in style, with choir, hymns, Sycamore Tree for children, a sermon, and communion. Ernie Green is planning special music at this service that will lead us right into our festive Christmas Eve services the next day. Because we have 4 Christmas Eve services (at 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM, and 11:00 PM) and a host of volunteers who help with those, we will have no services in the morning on December 24. So, plan to experience all of the beauty of Advent by joining us every week of Advent, including on Saturday, December 23! (By the way, the next year this will happen is 2023!)