St. Peter's Episcopal Holds Christmas Eve Service, Children's Pageant

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Christmas Eve family service and children's Christmas pageant will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at . St.Peter’s Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace. All are welcome and visiting children are encouraged to participate in the pageant. Extras will be dressed as shepherds or angels. The traditional Rite II Christmas service will begin at 10 p.m. The Midnight Mass with incense will  have special choral music and a guest instrumentalist. The Christmas Day service will be Rite I at 10 a.m. in Tucker Memorial Chapel with no music and no nursery.


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