Advent ScheduleThis Advent we’re trying something new on Sunday mornings! Join us for an all-ages Advent Formation “Hour,” from 9am-10am. Coffee and breakfast will be provided! Children will go to their regular classrooms for Godly Play (or Nursery) at 9am, and they will come back into church at the usual time, before Communion.
Adults are invited to Episcopal 101, a series on what who we are as Episcopalians.12/9–Episcopalians at Prayer: Why do we worship the way we do on Sundays? What do the different part of the service mean? How do we pray during the rest of the week? Do you pray online? With a book? By running or painting or baking or making?12/16–Episcopalians in Tune: John Whiteside will talk with us about our glorious Anglican musical tradition. Who wrote our hymns? When did people start singing in church, and why? Why has choir practice always been on Thursday night, since Time Immemorial? Some Christians have thought music was sinful–find out why we don’t.12/23–Episcopalians in Time and Space: How did our denomination get started? (hint: think Henry VIII and his many wives) What do we believe, compared to what other denominations believe? What is the Worldwide Anglican Communion, and are we part of it? Why is Dr. Who one of today’s great Anglican theologians?
Christmas Eve Services
Tuesday, December 24, 2018:
3pm Family Service — Hear the Nativity Story, sing favorite hymns, and get home in time to put out cookies for Santa!
5pm Festive Choral Eucharist — Our pulling-out-all-the-stops, epic celebration of Christmas, led by our magnificent choir.
11pm Vigil with the Holy Family — A quieter service, with candles and contemplative music. Come and sing some lullabies to the baby Jesus.
The Angel Tree will be out this Sunday. Please consider “adopting” a child in need to shop for this Christmas season. The tree will be in the Parish Hall during Fellowship. Gifts should be returned by 12/20.
Picture of the Week
Friends gather at the First Sunday of Advent