Advent and Christmas Spirituality at Ladue Chapel
First Sunday of Advent
4:30 p.m. – Child-friendly worship with drama and singing – Fireside Room
5:00 p.m. – Spiced cider and festive handbell music – Gathering Place
5:15 p.m. – Dinner – Fellowship Hall
5:45 p.m. – Crafts, cards and decorating church
Blue symbolizes hope. While the Christmas season is full of celebrations, it can also be filled with mixed emotions. Join us for silent and spoken prayers, music and reflection, as we worship together in hope through light. Everyone is welcome!
Contemplative worship in the Taizé style is deeply personal and songful, using candlelight, prayerful silences, and repetitive singing to establish a mood of communion and joy. The service is less like a feast and more like savoring a glass of fine wine or a great cup of coffee. It opens your spirit to God’s Spirit in a unique way.
Christmas Eve Worship
Thursday, December 24
4:30 p.m. Family Service
The children’s choirs lead an informal, interactive service, ideal for children, families and the young at heart. Music by the Chorister and Carol Choirs and GenRev Ringers. Childcare provided for children through age 3.
7:00 p.m. Silent Night Service
Candlelight, Carols and Communion
A quiet, contemplative service to gently usher in Christmas. Music for oboe, cello and soloists Johanna Nordhorn and Dan Mayo. This service will include singing Silent Night and other carols by candlelight from the front porch of the church, followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Childcare provided for children through age 3.
9:40 p.m. A Nativity Concert
The concert features soloists, string quartet, and organ, featuring beautiful music from around the world.
10:00 p.m. O Holy Night
Festive Christmas Worship with Communion
Dieter Heinzl preaches, anthems by the Chancel Choir, with all singing Silent Night by candlelight. No childcare provided.
Joy to the World: Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 27
The Christmas story will be celebrated in scripture, poetry and congregational carols. Soloist will be Tara Campbell and Zachary Devin. Childcare provided for children through age 3. Childcare provided for children through age 3.
Good Shepherd and faith formation classes will not meet.