Christmas Services

Join us this year as we remember the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in these festive and powerful events and services.

Children are welcome at all events and services. Nursery (ages 0-4) and Children's Chapel (ages 4-9) are offered where indicated. 

Lessons & Carols - December 17

Carillon Prelude at 5:30 p.m.

A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols at 6:00 p.m.

This beautiful service is a treasure of Anglican worship, originating at King's College, Cambridge, in the 1920s. The service includes Christmas scripture passages read by clergy, church members, and distinguished guests. After each reading, the choir sings beloved Christmas carols.

Come early for a Carillon prelude at 5:30 PM, featuring music of the season played on our historic manual 36-bell carillon

This event is free and open to the public. Nursery is available for ages 0-4. 

Guest readers include:

The Rt. Rev. Rayford High, Bishop Suffragan (ret.), Episcopal Diocese of Texas

The Rev. Canon Dr. Ann D. Normand, Canon to the Ordinary (ret.), Episcopal Diocese of Texas

The Honorable Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Sweden (1997-2001)

Please join us after the Lessons & Carols service for a festive Advent reception in the Parish Hall. All welcome.

Sunday Morning - December 24

Holy Eucharist, 9:00 a.m.

Service of Holy Communion (Rite I) on the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Includes sermon and carols. Does not feature Children's Chapel. Nursery available (ages 0-4).

Our 7:30 AM and 11:15 AM services will not be offered. 

No Sunday School on Dec. 24.

Christmas Eve Services - December 24

Holy Eucharist, 3:00 p.m.

A family-friendly service with carols, a costumed pageant for children, a Christmas homily, and Holy Communion.

Children who wish to wear a costume and participate in our pageant should arrive by 2:30 PM at the Parish Hall to choose a costume.

Nursery provided for ages 0-4. 

Festive Choral Eucharist, 8:30 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service with sermon, Holy Communion, organ, carols and full choir.

Nursery provided for ages 0-4.

Traditional Christmas Concert, 10:30 p.m.

A beautiful concert featuring music for both organ and choir. One of the highlights of the church year at St. Alban's.

Festive Choral Eucharist, 11:00 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service with sermon, Holy Communion, organ, carols and full choir.

Nursery not available. 

Christmas Day Service - December 25

Morning Prayer (Rite II), 10:00 a.m.

Traditional Christmas service with sermon, congregationally-sung carols, and organ. Does not include Holy Communion.

Nursery and Children's Chapel will not be offered. 

First Sunday After Christmas - December 31

Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 7:30 a.m.

A spoken service with prayers, sermon, and readings for the Christmas season. Does not offer nursery care or Children's Chapel. 

Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 9:00 a.m.

Service of Holy Communion with organ, congregational carols, sermon, and readings for the Christmas season.

Children ages 4-9 are invited to Children's Chapel during the sermon.

Nursery is available for ages 0-4. 

Holy Eucharist (Rite II), 11:15 a.m.

Service of Holy Communion with organ, congregational carols, sermon, and readings for the Christmas season.

Children ages 4-9 are invited to Children's Chapel during the sermon.

Nursery is available for ages 0-4. 

Please note that Sunday School classes will not meet on Sunday, December 24, or Sunday, December 31.