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The Eve of the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Omicron and Delta variants of COVID are surging all across the US, and Philadelphia is no exception.

The CDC has updated its guidelines to recommend that people should wear masks indoors, and continue with social distancing and hands sanitation regardless of whether people are vaccinated or not, as vaccination breakthroughs are happening. 
The state, city, and Diocese are asking us to follow the CDC guidelines. 
Let us not do it grudgingly but do it with love, as following these guidelines may show our love for each other and our neighbor.
 We continue to share peace with each other by waving at each other,
 or by showing peace signs or Namaste.  Singing is allowed with masks on. The only time we are allowed to lower the mask during the service is to ingest the bread at the Communion.

Isaiah 9:2-7
Psalm 96
H.W. Longfellow, "Christmas Bells"
Luke 3:7-18

 Collect: O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. 

Sermon: Christmas: God's Intervention by Rev. Koshy Mathews

**There will be no fellowship following the Christmas Eve service.**