Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Holy Communion

Starts: December 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Ends: December 24, 2021 at 11:45 pm

Three candlelight services with Holy Communion will be offered at 2:00pm, 7:00pm, and 10:00pm.  The protocol below will be followed for the services.

  • Thank you for arriving by 15 minutes prior to the service to allow time for parking and seating.
  • Masks are optional.
  • Please park near the entrance to the church for those who choose to remain in their car or must remain in their car as they are unable to wear a mask.
  • The FM Radio Transmitter Frequency for those in the car is FM 107.1.
  • The main offering box is located in the narthex near the entrance doors to the sanctuary.  We will not be passing the offering plate at this time.
  • Holy Communion will be served using the following protocol:
  • Wine and bread will be served. Prepackaged communion will also be available. No Common Cup at this time.
  • Distribution of communion elements will be served in a continuous single line in front of the altar.
    • An usher will provide directions to approach the altar using the center aisle, starting from the rear.
    • Return to your seats following the outer path located to the outside of the pews (close to the windows). Example: If seated on the left side of the church as facing the altar, return using the left side and so on.
    • Walk toward the altar where Pastor and assistant will distribute the bread and wine wearing gloves.
    • After receiving the bread, wine, and blessing continue to either side of pastor to a table where you will give yourself the elements.
    • Prepackaged communion will be brought by ushers to those worshiping from their vehicles.
  • One restroom is available, the first one in the back hallway.
  • Childcare and nursery are not available.
  • Worship will last approximately 45 minutes.
  • Names will be recorded at the entrance for contact tracing.
  • Everyone has the option to enjoy the service either from their car with the radio tuned to FM 107.1 or the online service posted on Salem’s website “salemjarrettsville.org”.
  • *We ask people not to attend worship if they are feeling ill, have a temperature of 100.4 F or higher, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have compromised immune systems.  We welcome people to participate in online worship and protect those at high risk from any social stigma associated with their decision not to attend.