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Christmas Eve at Ingleside

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to worship today – either in person or online; (2) remind you of our pandemic protocols; and (3) outline the remainder of our holiday worship schedule.

Christmas Eve at Ingleside

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Even though this Christmas season has been colored by the coronavirus, we are still celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  There is hope, joy, and peace for all who trust and follow him – even in the midst of a global pandemic!

At this writing, all the reservations for our five Christmas Eve services have been taken.  So, if you do not have a reservation, we suggest three possibilities.

  • First, keep checking back on our website to see if reservations become available throughout the day. Sometimes plans change and reservations will be released. Reservations are open until 45 minutes before each service.
  • Second, consider “walking up” to one of the services. Reservations unclaimed at 5 minutes before the service start time will be made available to walk-ups.
  • Third, watch the livestream. Both the 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. services will be livestreamed on our website, Facebook, and YouTube.

I hope you will worship with our Ingleside family of faith today – either in person or on the livestream!

Ingleside Pandemic Protocols

As the uptick in coronavirus cases occurs in our region, let’s renew our commitment to the protocols that have enabled us to gather safely since re-gathering began on June 14.

  • First, if you have symptoms, have been exposed, or are awaiting test results, please stay home and worship by livestream. Others will appreciate your caution.
  • Second, we always practice social distancing. Attendance at every service is limited to 25% of capacity, and reservations are required.  Check-in is touchless, and we sit every other row.
  • Third, face coverings are strongly encouraged. Unless you are leading on the platform, we strongly encourage face coverings throughout the service – especially during the singing.

As we practice these protocols, we are honoring our governing authorities, we are loving our neighbors, and we are taking the precautions that will enable as many of us as possible to continue to meet in-person week by week.

I’m really grateful for your partnership in the gospel during these unusual days, and I look forward to seeing you in worship – either in-person or on the livestream!

Holiday Worship at Ingleside

Here’s our worship schedule for the remainder of December and into the New Year:

Sunday, December 24 Christmas Eve Services
1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30, & 7:00 p.m.
Livestream at 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 27 Two morning services only
9:15 Blended in Worship Center
11:00 Blended in Worship Center
Livestream at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 3 Two morning services only
9:15 Blended in Worship Center
11:00 Blended in Worship Center
Livestream at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 10 Four morning services resume
8:30 Traditional in the Chapel
9:15 Blended in Worship Center
11:00 Blended in Worship Center
11:00 Contemporary in MPG
Livestream at 11:00 a.m.

All services require a reservation (make your reservation here).  At all services we practice social distancing and face coverings are strongly encouraged.

I hope you will invite a friend to join you and make worship at Ingleside (in-person or online) a priority this holiday season.

Your Pastor and Friend,

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