We are about half way through Advent and we haven’t communicated about Christmas Eve yet! There are a couple reasons for this:
- We’ve been busy looking for a new worship space for 2022 and that has taken up a lot of our focus (more info on that soon!).
- Spirit of Joy is doing a Christmas Eve service at 5pm, which leaves us options of 3pm or 7pm, and because of travel and schedules, neither of those work for enough clergy and staff to make it work.
But it’s Christmas Eve and it’s a big deal! So, because we are entering a season of transition with our worship space, here’s what we decided to do:
We are going to attend the 5pm Traditional Christmas Eve Service at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (100 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2316).
They take reservations for their services, and there are plenty of reservations (over 500) left for the 5pm Traditional Christmas Eve service right now.
My family and others plan to attend, so if you would like to join us and sit together, here’s what you can do:
- Click here to open the reservation page.
- Look through the questions, and click the green “I’m Ready” button.
- Scroll down and click “Sanctuary“
- Click “Christmas Eve Traditional 5pm“
- Enter your info and number of people attending.
- Check your email for your reservation.
The Tebbe family will wait inside the front doors of St. Luke’s for anyone who’d like to join us. We plan to get there early (4:15pm-ish) and hope to take seats by 4:40pm. So if you want to come and all sit together, look for us in the entry just inside the front doors. I’ll be active and on GroupMe that afternoon helping people find us.
Christmas Eve has been a little abnormal the last few years around here: last year on Zoom and this year at St. Luke’s. We are exceedingly hopeful that next year come Advent we will have a more permanent home that will afford us the privilege to gather together on Christmas Eve in our own space.
Advent-ing with you, waiting on so many things in these cold December months: home, rest, joy, peace, refining, and most of all, Christ.
Your servant in Christ,