CELEBRATE THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS WITH ST. JAMES'

Jesus will come again; this Christmas may he be born again in our hearts and lives.

CHANGES TO THE CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE AND COVID SAFETY

With the joyful return of many of our Advent activities – wreath-making, our Christmas village raising funds for those in need and our exuberant pageant – we looked forward to a “return to normal” for Christmas Eve and all the services of the Christmas season. Sadly, with the sudden and serious spike in Covid cases due to the Omicron variant, it seemed prudent to make some changes to our services so that we all might celebrate Christmas joyfully. We hope these changes will help protect the health and safety of all our parishioners, staff and visitors. As always, properly fitting masks that cover both your mouth and nose are required for all services. We recommend either N95 masks or double masking. If you are immunocompromised or feel at all unwell, please stay safe and join us online. Videos of all of our livestream services replay on the St. James’ YouTube channel throughout the season.

CHRISTMAS EVE IN CENTRAL PARK

Friday, December 24, 2021 | noon
**NEW** 12:00 PM SERVICE IN CENTRAL PARK: We will celebrate Holy Eucharist with a brief homily and carols on Pilgrim Hill in Central Park. We will gather at the same location where we held services before. Enter Central Park at 72nd Street.

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CHRISTMAS EVE CHILDREN’S SERVICE LIVESTREAM

Friday, December 24, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.
**UPDATED** Family and Children Service will be LIVESTREAM ONLY: There will be no in-person congregation. We will continue our tradition of presenting the Christmas story and a small choir will lead carols. Watch the service on the St. James’ YouTube channel live and on replay throughout the season.

CHRISTMAS EVE LESSONS AND CAROLS

Friday, December 24, 2021 | 5:00 pm (Choral Prelude begins at 4:30)

 A traditional service of Scripture readings and Christmas carols, with a homily from the Rev. Brenda G. Husson, Rector. Pews will be marked off to prevent overcrowding. You will be seated by ushers and all members of your family/group must be present to be seated. This service will be live streamed on the St. James’ YouTube channel .

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CHRISTMAS EVE FESTAL EUCHARIST

**NEW TIME** THE SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 8:00 PM (Choral Prelude begins at 7:30)

This is a beautiful and transcendent celebration of Holy Communion, including all your favorite carols. Pews will be marked off to prevent overcrowding. You will be seated by ushers and all members of your family/group must be present to be seated. This service will be live streamed on the St. James’ YouTube channel .
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CHRISTMAS DAY

Saturday, December 25, 2021

  • Festal Eucharist · 10:00 am: In-person only. Please sit in pews to prevent overcrowding and ensure safe distancing.

FIRST & SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

December 26, 2021 and January 2, 2022

  • Holy Eucharist · 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 6:00 pm. Please be seated to prevent overcrowding and ensure safe distancing. The 10:00 am and 6:00 pm services will be live streamed.

FEAST OF THE HOLY NAME

Saturday, January 1, 2022

  • Holy Eucharist · 12:00 noon