2019 Christmas Services
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Please note that start times have changed.  Weekday services start at 7:30pm this year.  Sunday service on December 22 starts at 7pm.  Christmas Eve services scheduled at 5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm, 9:30pm, and 11pm.  Christmas Eve services may start early if the chapel is full.


DateTimePastorMusic

Organist

December 17 7:30pm Jeff Walter (Liberty Worship Center)  Carrie Lowe

 Karen Purcell

December 18 7:30pm

Gerry Stoltzfus (Life Discovery Church)

 Iris Rodgers
 Evelyn Ganas

December 19

7:30pm Sue Koenig (Graceham Moravian Church)  Steve Purcell & Larry Belula  Evelyn Ganas
December 20
7:30pm George Fry (Harvest Field Community Church)  George & Rod Fry

 Evelyn Ganas

December 21 7:30pm

Dana Mesereau

 Bob Yost  Evelyn Ganas

December 22

7pm Glenn Peck  Forever Young  Nancy Peck

December 23

7:30pm Lin Smalec (Salem Church)  Bob Fisher  Karen Purcell
December 24 5pm

Sherman Mason

 Margo Hall
 Margo Hall
  6:30pm Tom Parris
 Tom & Dorothy Parris

 Margo Hall

 

8pm

Robert Beall (New LIFE Worship Center)  Theresa Beall  Tom Cline
 

9:30pm

Dale Williams  Dale Williams & son  Tom Cline
  11pm Warren Rice (Living Word Ministries)  C. J. Borns

 Warren Rice

 A few notes concerning our Christmas Services

  • The address of the chapel for GPS navigation is 7504 Hampton Valley Road, Emmitsburg, MD
  • We do not want to turn away anyone, but please remember that there is limited seating at the Chapel.  Even with some additional chairs we are limited to about 100 people. 
  • Christmas Eve services are usually very well attended and may start somewhat ahead of the listed times if the ushers determine that all seats are filled.  We suggest that you arrive in advance of the scheduled starting time. We cannot guarentee seating.
  • Our parking lot area is limited, so please consider carpooling.  Parking direction will be provided.  There are no handicapped parking spaces available; we suggest pickup/dropoff in front of the chapel. The parking lot is gravel and may be muddy in spots if the ground is not frozen.
  • Cell phone service in the area is unreliable; not all carriers provide service in this area and signal levels are marginal.
  • Since we use candles and unvented propane heaters, anyone with respiratory difficulties should take appropriate precautions.  
  • There are steps and handrails at each entrance door.
  • There are no indoor restroom facilities.  There are two outhouses (Adam and Eve) to the rear of the property.  If the ground is not frozen the area around the outhouses may be muddy. 
  • We use kerosene lanterns for outside lighting.  While this is in keeping with the time when the chapel was built, they are not very bright.  We strongly suggest bringing a small flashlight.  Some supplimental motion sensor LED lights have recently been added at the outhouses for safety.
  • Please use common sense and good judgment when traveling to or from the Chapel in inclement weather.  The roads near the Chapel are narrow and hilly. 
  • In the event of snowfall or icy conditions, if the Snow Emergency Plan for Frederick County, MD is activated or we know of local problems with the roads leading to the Chapel, we will cancel services.  The secondary roads leading to the Chapel are not cleared or treated until the primary routes are completed. 
  • Cancellations will be placed on the Home page of this web site and our Facebook page as soon as possible.


 See the Directions to EVC page for travel information


For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder.  And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mignty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Isaiah 9:6 


"Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For unto you this day is born in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign unto you: You will find the Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger." 

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"

Luke 2:10-14