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Christmas Services

"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us . . . full of grace and truth."

Christmas Eve | Monday, December 24

4:00 PM        Choral Eucharist, Rite II
This service is always the most crowded and will include anthems by the Children and Youth Choirs.

7:00 PM        Choral Eucharist, Rite II, with light incense
Christmas carols and anthems by the Adult Choir will precede this service, beginning at 6:30 PM.

10:00 PM     Choral Eucharist, Rite I, with incense and congregational candles
Christmas carols and anthems by the Adult Choir will precede this service, beginning at 9:30 PM.

Childcare and Parking for Christmas Eve Services

Childcare will be available during the 4:00 and 7:00 PM worship services. Along with the possibility of parking in the lots north and south of Palmer’s campus, parking will be available on the Palmer side of Main Street. Those who want to park along Main between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM will simply need to get a paper permit from the police officer on duty and place it on the dashboard of their vehicle.  Parking along Main  is available without a permit after 6:00 PM. Parking is also available across Main Street in the Founder's Court parking lot at Rice University, which invites our guests and parishioners to park on campus at no charge on Christmas Eve. Click here for details about how that works.

Parking for a fee is available in: 1) Rice University’s Cambridge Office Building parking garage ($12 maximum daily), which is across Main from the church and accessed by continuing from Cambridge Street, or turning from Main at Cambridge, into the Rice campus and taking the first right to drive around to the right side of that building to enter the parking garage; and 2) Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza parking garage ($10 maximum on weekdays if entering after 5:00 PM and $20 maximum on weekdays if entering before 5:00 PM), which is located directly across Cambridge from the church.

Christmas Day | Tuesday, December 25

10:00 AM          Holy Eucharist, Rite I

The First Sunday after Christmas | Sunday, December 30

7:45 AM            Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 AM
         Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Communion, Rite I

The Feast of the Epiphany | Sunday, January 6

7:45 AM          Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 AM          Choral Eucharist, Rite II
11:00 AM       Choral Eucharist, Rite I
4:00 PM          Amahl and the Night Visitors Musical Presentation in St. Bede's Chapel
5:00 PM          Dinner in the Parish Hall, Followed by the Burning of the Greens in the Courtyard
6:30 PM          Holy Eucharist in St. Bede's Chapel

The First Sunday after the Epiphany | Sunday, January 13

7:45 AM          Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 AM          Choral Eucharist, Rite II
11:00 AM       Choral Eucharist, Rite I
6:30 PM          Holy Eucharist in St. Bede's Chapel

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany | Sunday, January 20
Note the Combined Service at 10:00 AM
Due to Palmer's Annual Parish Meeting

7:45 AM          Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 AM       Choral Eucharist, Rite I
11:00 AM       Annual Parish Meeting
12:00 PM
       Lunch in the Parish Hall
6:30 PM          Holy Eucharist in St. Bede's Chapel