Holidays and Special Services

Rock Spring offers a number of Holiday and special services throughout the year to which you are warmly invited.

Christmas Eve

Service of Angels and Shepherds

4:30 p.m. This service is designed for children in elementary school and younger. Every child can play the part of an angel or shepherd, and older children participate through reading scripture and singing in the choir.

Service of Lessons & Carols

8:00 p.m. includes music from the Sanctuary Choir and candlelight
10:00 p.m. includes music from soloists, candlelight, and communion

Holy Week

Palm Sunday

The Sunday before Easter, includes a palm processional by the children and a major work performed by our Sanctuary Choir as the “Sermon in Song.”

Maundy Thursday

A Tenebrae Service (Service of Shadows) remembering the Last Supper and the events just following. Singing, readings, communion and quiet time are all part of this holy night.

Good Friday

Taize style worship with music, quiet time, and a sharing of the Passion from the Gospel of Matthew. 

Easter morning

Sunrise Service with communion held outside in the Atrium, weather permitting (inside if not). A simple and beautiful way to mark the dawn.

Festive Easter Celebration at 9:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m.  Identical services that feature the Clarion Brass and the Sanctuary Choir.

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The reality is that I too have

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