Other Regularly Scheduled Services


Every Wednesday we pray Vespers. Every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. we pray the Order of Vespers, a brief twenty minute or so service of prayer, the psalms, and Scripture. The service is held in the church basement (which you can enter through the Paulina basement door). Vespers is replaced by lengthier services in Advent and Lent (see below).

Advent is a nearly four week period of preparation in December for Christmas. Advent midweek services are held in the church basement on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. during the first three weeks of Advent. (Consult the church calendar for more details.)

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we celebrate the birth of Christ. The Christmas Eve service (at 7:30 p.m.) is a service of lessons and carols. The Christmas Day service (at 10:45 a.m.) is a service of Word and Sacrament.

Lent is a six and a half week periodĀ of preparation for Easter. Ash Wednesday services are held in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. Lenten midweek services are held in the church basement on the Wednesdays thereafter at 7:30 p.m. through the fifth full week of Lent. Holy Week services (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil) are held in the sanctuary. The services for Holy Thursday and Good Friday are held at 7:30 p.m. The Easter Vigil takes place at 7:30 p.m. on the Saturday night before Easter.

We gather for worship on other holidays. Ascension Day services (usually in May) and Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day services are held in conjunction with a sister church in the suburbs. Consult the church calendar for details.