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12/20/2013

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RELIGION BRIEFS The Church of the Redeemer will present choral performances on Dec. 22. Photo by Norman Schimmel REDEEMER ANNOUNCES CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES The Church of the Redeemer, located at 222 S. Palm Ave. in downtown Sarasota, invites the community to join its congregation in worship on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. be represented by the parish's newest infant, Liv Ferguson, with her parents, Sara and Nick Ferguson, acting as Mary and Joseph, the release notes. "The Nativity re-enactment is a re-telling of the Incarnation narrative from Three Masses will be offered each day, a news the Gospel of St. Luke." release says. St. Nicholas will make a surprise visit, as well, Christmas Eve Masses to receive a special blessing from the Very On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Redeemer's after- Rev. Fredrick Robinson, rector of Redeemer, noon Family Mass (Rite II) will begin at 4 the release adds. p.m. It will be preceded by a festive half-hour of traditional Christmas carols, beginning at 3:30 p.m., including favorites such as Silent Night and Joy to the World, sung by the congregation and choirs, the release notes. Babysitting for toddlers and infants will be provided. The early evening service will be a Choral Mass (Rite II with incense), which will begin at 6:30 p.m. This will be preceded at 6 p.m. The Family Mass includes a "live Nativity" by half an hour of singing of traditional scene with children playing roles as shep- Christmas carols, accompanied by organ and herds, lambs, stars and angels. Baby Jesus will brass quartet.

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