2014 Christmas Eve worship

Please join us at Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield tonight for Christmas Eve worship services. All are welcome to attend our 6:00 p.m and 11:00 p.m. services at 1552 Westfield St. (Rt. 20) in West Springfield. Parking is available in the rear of the church and on Woodmont St.

These beautiful services are highlighted by a singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight. We hope to see you there! Merry Christmas!

2013 Christmas Eve worship

Please join us at Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield tonight for Christmas Eve worship services. All are welcome to attend at 6:00 p.m and 11:00 p.m. at 1552 Westfield St. in West Springfield. Parking is available in the rear of the church and on Woodmont St. We hope to see you there! Merry Christmas!

2012 Christmas/New Year’s worship schedule

Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will hold its special annual Christmas Eve worship services. The 6:00 p.m. worship service will be a full service with communion and carols. The 11:00 p.m. worship service will be a lay-led candlelight service with song and prayer. There will be no Christmas Day worship service.

Grace will hold a special New Year’s Eve worship service Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. It will be followed by a New Year’s Eve pizza party. There will be no New Year’s Day service.

All are invited to join us in worship and fellowship this holiday season!

Order your 2012 Christmas poinsettias

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Please be sure to pick up an order form for your Christmas poinsettias. Orders need to be in to the church office by Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Flowers are $7. As is tradition, the flowers will decorate the sanctuary on Christmas Eve. Order forms are available in Jung Hall, and forms and payment may be included with the weekly offering during worship. For more information, email the office at contact@gracelutheranonline.com.

Special note regarding Christmas Eve worship

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will have two Christmas Eve candlelight worship services Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, highlighting the Nativity of Our Lord. One service will take place at 6:00 p.m. and another will take place at 11:00 p.m. There will not be a Christmas Day worship service Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.

Grace Lutheran Church 2010 Christmas Eve services

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season on Christmas Eve with two candlelight worship services: a family service at 6 p.m. and a midnight service at 11 p.m.  All are welcome to attend these services. (Please note there will be no Dec. 22 Wednesday evening service this week.)

The sanctuary will be decorated with poinsettia plants purchased by members of the congregation in the memory or honor of loved ones.  A musical solo will be performed by Marion Dunk, one of the members of Grace’s well-known and popular Back Row Band.

At both services, the Christ candle at the center of the Advent Wreath will be lit for the first time and will be the candle from which all other candles held by the members of the congregation are lit.  As the light enters the darkness and fills the room, the congregation will sing “Silent Night”, the fourth verse in German, which is the song’s language of origin.  Communion will be offered to anyone who desires it.

Reminder: Two Christmas Eve services; No Wednesday worship

Please note that Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will not hold its regular Wednesday evening worship service this week. Instead, please join us for The Nativity of Our Lord: Candlelight Worship Services, taking place Christmas Eve at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.