ADVENT WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Wednesdays – December 6, 13, and 20 “Blessed Be the God of Israel”
12:00 noon Spoken Eucharist
7:30 p.m. Evening Prayer and Eucharist
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday, December 24 – 10:00 a.m. Liturgy with Eucharist
Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve “The Hopes and Fears”
4:00 p.m. Worship with Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant
6:00 p.m. Candlelight Eucharist with Soloists and Organ
8:00 p.m. Candlelight Eucharist with Sanctuary Choir, Bells and Instrumentalists
Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day “In the Beginning”
10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist
Sunday, December 31
10:00 a.m. Service of Lessons and Carols
Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ
Everyone is getting ready for Christmas. If you go out today after church to do a little shopping, get ready for long lines of people queuing up to pay for all of their purchases. Wreaths, lights, presents, and food. It seems that every store is filled to bursting with people – all of them getting ready to celebrate the holidays, and most of them not looking particularly carefree and calm.
We know the stories – beeping horns and aggressive driving to find that one parking spot; running around with arms full of stuff, hoping you’re the first to hear and react to “register 2 is now open without a line.” Your nephew’s new girlfriend is now coming to Christmas dinner, too – so you have to buy more food. And should she get a present? And what was that about her being a vegan?
Welcome to Christmas in 2017.
This Christmas Eve at the 4:00 p.m. service, we are happy to announce an opportunity for children to really get into the Christmas spirit! Children from age 3 to Grade 5 are invited to take part in a Christmas pageant, replete with costumes, songs and narration, a tradition which can create wonderful memories. Three rehearsals are scheduled into Sunday Church School hour on December 3rd, 10th and 17th. Should be great fun! Please let Dr. Girvin (email@example.com) know if your child is able to participate in this service.