Our theme for our Christmas Eve Vespers service this year is hospitality, the call for us to open our doors and hearts, to be ever more inclusive, to welcome the stranger. In this time when we too often hear messages that urge us to close doors and borders and be suspicious of anyone not like us, the holiday holds out an opposite meaning of openness and valuing of differences. The service will include an honoring of the many traditions which provide this message of hospitality as part of a winter celebration.
Musical prelude at 5 p.m. Service at 5:30 p.m. Reception after the service.