Memorial Park has three services each weekend: one on Saturday Night at 6:00 PM in the Clayton Center, and two on Sunday morning at 9:00 & 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary.
We generally have two special presentations during Advent at our weekend services: a Christmas cantata and the Children’s Ministries Christmas Pageant. Our Christmas cantata this year is “A Christmas Light,” by Benjamin Harlan, which will be performed by the MPC Chancel Choir and Orchestra at both the 9:00 & 11:15 AM services on Sunday, December 9.
The following weekend, Sunday, December 16, the Children’s Ministries Christmas Pageant will be performed at the 9:00 AM service.
For our Christmas services, a Contemporary Candlelight Service will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Services on Sunday, December 23 will be held at 9:00 & 11:15 AM.
On Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24), we will also have a Family Candlelight Service at 5:00 PM and two Traditional Candlelight Services at 7:00 & 9:00 PM.
Each of our services is generally an hour in length, and we sing a mix of traditional and favorite Christmas songs and hymns. At the Candlelight services, members and visitors are handed candles as they enter the service, and the Ushers will light them during service for the singing of “Silent Night.” Candles are collected as you leave the service. Children are invited to participate as well, at the discretion of their parents.
We have no dress code here at Memorial Park; rather, we invite you to come in your Christmas best or wear what is comfortable. We simply invite you to come as you are!
For a peek at how our services are structured, take a look at the Bulletins & Newsletters page of the website. Here you can view the previous weeks’ bulletins.