Christmas Eve Service
Our Christmas Eve plans provides the opportunity to come to church to receive communion and have an opportunity to just be present in church. We received permission from the diocese to have communion using a combination of an on-line service and walk-in communion. We practiced the procedures on December 6th and they provided the level of safety desired while allowing us to be in the space. The service will be in 2 parts.
Part 1: On Christmas Eve we will have an on-line service at 3:00 pm, December 24th on Zoom and YouTube as we have been doing on Sunday mornings.
Please note there are special links for this service
St Paul's Episcopal Church Watertown is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
St Paul's Episcopal Church Watertown's and St. Mark's Episcopal Church Beaver Dan's Christmas Eve Service
Time: Dec 24, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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The YouTube link will be sent out before the service
Part 2: Then, starting at 5:00 pm we will have individual households (either individuals or families from the same house) come to the church in 10-minute intervals to receive communion, be present in the space, and view the decorated church. Reservations will be required to make sure people do not have to wait long and to provide the required COVID-19 screening.
St. Paul’s: Please email or call the office to reserve a time (email@example.com,
920-261-1150). If you need special arrangements for accessibility, please let us know. Deacon Bill will serve you at your car if you are physically unable to enter the church.
St. Paul’s: Entry will be through the main doors on 2nd Street and people will exit to Spring Street and/or through the rectory driveway. We will have two parking spacing reserved in front of the church for the households entering or leaving the church. You will be asked the COVID-19 screening questions then. One car (individual or family) will be in the church as one car is checked in and screened.
You are encouraged to park on Spring Street or in the School District office lot until your reservation time, then move to one of the two spaces. We will offer communion until all reservations are complete, probably 1 ½ hours. If you need special arrangements for accessibility, please let us know.
We will ask the CDC screening questions for symptoms and for COVID-19 contacts. So please, if your answer to any of those symptom or contact questions is ‘yes,’ please stay home for your and all our safety.
December 25th There will be no service at St. Paul’s/St. Mark’s
December 27th, Christmas 1 Lessons and Carols, Diocese of Milwaukee on-line service
January 3rd, 2021, Christmas 2 Weekly 10:00 am, on-line services and coffee hours resume.