The St. James 4:30 pm Christmas-Eve Service is for the whole family. We sing traditional Christmas Carols while the kids build a tableau of the nativity scene. Any kid can costume up and participate in the tableau. We have lots of costumes in the back for sheep, angels and shepherds. Between carols, St. James youth retell the Christmas story and we always try to emphasize some dramatic aspect of the story that has been re-told at Christmastime for 2,000 years.
After singing four Christmas Carols, and all the children are in place, everyone who brought a camera is invited to take photos. The service continues with an offertory hymn and the celebration of Holy Communion.