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Holy Apostles CHRISTMAS EVE 4pm 2021 Service: Video

CHRISTMAS EVE 4PM Mass of the Nativity with Music

The Rev. Canon Arthur P. Powell, celebrant.

The Rev. Denise Cavaliere, deacon    

The Rev. Trisha Thorme, deacon    


Hymns: 93, 79, 102, 115, 96

Anthems: Hark the Hearld Angels Sing, arr. Sherman
Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, arr., Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, arr. Fettke
Silent Night, arr. Krug

Ashley Hansell, soloist and cantor.

Today’s Collect and Scriptures

COLLECT (Christmas Day II):
O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

LESSON: Isaiah 9:2-7
EPISTLE: Titus 3:4-7
GOSPEL: Luke 2:1-20(NRSV)

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON MASKS AND COMMUNION AT HOLY APOSTLES: At the direction of the bishop, the following changes will begin on Advent IV – December 19. Click here for details. IMPORTANT NOTICE: MASKS REQUIRED indoors at Holy Apostles. In response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations of July 27, 2021, due to the rising levels of infections of COVID-19, the RRR Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey is recommending congregations return to requiring face masks that fully cover the nose and mouth for indoor activities for all worship attendees and outside group participants immediately, regardless of vaccination status, in counties where the infection rate is more than 5 per 100K. PLEASE READ: MASKS REQUIRED indoors at Holy Apostles EFFECTIVE JULY 31/AUGUST 1, 2021. Click here.

NOTE: Online Worship Services will continue to be available on our Facebook page and here on our website until further notice*.

    To comply with social distancing guidelines, we’ve planned for 4 services over each week:

  • 5 pm Saturdays
  • 8 am Sundays
  • 9:30 am Sundays (with music, *except- see below)
  • and 11:00 am Wednesdays (*except- see below)