Holiday 2017 Guide
Services and Programs

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Christmas Eve

The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 24, 2017 – 9:00 am

One service at 9:00 am of Holy Eucharist Rite II will be held on the morning of Sunday, December 24. There will be no Sunday School or Children’s Church on this Sunday. Childcare will be provided for this service in the nursery.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2017 – 5, 8, & 11 pm

Three services will be held on the evening of Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24.

The first service at 5:00 pm will begin with a twenty minute prelude of choral anthems and hymns with the Boys and Girls’ Choir and Ascension Singers at 4:40 pm.  This service has traditionally been geared towards families. Childcare will be provided for this service. Drop your kids off in the nursery before the service.

The second service at 8:00 pm will begin with a thirty minute prelude of choral anthems and hymns with the Parish Choir at 7:30 pm. This service is a traditional Holy Eucharist Rite II service and is also family friendly, just enough time to get to bed! Childcare will not be provided for this service. If you have kids, skip the nursery and come right in to hear and experience the Christmas Eve service.

The third service at 11:00 pm will begin with a thirty minute prelude of choral anthems and hymns with the Parish Choir at 10:30 pm. This service is a repeat of the 8:00 pm service, but with incense. This service will conclude around or after midnight and childcare will not be provided.


Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2017 – 10:00 am

One service of Holy Eucharist-Rite II will be held at 10:00 am on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, in the chapel. Take the opportunity to celebrate the entry of Christ into the world with your family on one of the most special mornings of the Church year. Note that childcare will not be provided for this service.


Sunday, December 31st
8:00 & 10:30 AM Services

There will be no Sunday School or Children’s Church on this Sunday. The 8:00 am service will be held in the chapel, and the 10:30 am service will be held in the nave. The Rt. Rev. Brian Lee Cole, 5th Bishop of East Tennessee, will visit and preach on this Sunday.


Twelfth Night Service for Epiphany
Friday, January 5, 2018 – 6:00 pm

The choirs of Ascension will sing carols of the Renaissance era for a Twelfth Night celebration. A sign-up binder for the dinner, catered by The Entertainer, is available in the Foyer. Pricing is $15/adult, $6/child, and $40/family maximum. Email announcements@knoxvilleascension.org to reserve your seat. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, January 3.


Sunday, January 7th
8:00 & 10:30 AM Services, 9:15 AM Sunday School

Our two service schedule continues on Sunday, January 7 with an early service of Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8:00 am in the nave, Sunday School for Children, Youth, and Adults at 9:15 am, and a later service of Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am in the nave.


Special Notes

  1. There will not be a service for New Years’ Day in 2018 (“this year”).
  2. No Children’s Church will take place on Sunday, December 17, 24, and 31.