Advent and Christmas Services, 2021
For to us a child is born. (Isaiah 9:6)
Two thousand years ago, God came to us as a child. Today we prepare once again to greet that child: Jesus Christ, God with us.
Join us as we celebrate this holy season.
First Sunday of Advent: November 28, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Following the 10:00 service we'll celebrate our parish Advent Festival, with a potluck lunch followed by songs, storytelling, and activities including wreath- and candle-making, cookie decorating, and ornament painting ... plus Advent music and hot wassail. RSVP here (or just drop in!).
Second Sunday of Advent: December 5, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Third Sunday of Advent: December 12, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 19, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Following the 10:00 service we'll have our rehearsal for our children's Christmas Eve pageant. Kids of all ages are welcome.
Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24
4:00 p.m.: Holy Eucharist with Children's Pageant
Our first service of Christmas Eve features our children's Christmas pageant, plus carols, candlelight, and Holy Communion. All are welcome.
7:00 p.m.: Choral Prelude; 7:30 p.m.: Holy Eucharist
Our later service is filled with scripture, song, candlelight, and prayer. Our St. Cecilia and Alleluia Choirs, and our organist Robert Young, will offer a musical prelude before the service begins. Incense will be used at this liturgy. This service will also be livestreamed.
Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25, 10:00 a.m.
Join us for this morning gathering in the church with carols and Communion.
First Sunday after Christmas: December 26, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Christmas isn't just a day--it's a twelve-day season! On the Sundays in Christmas Season we continue our celebration of Christ's birth among us with carols, scriptures, prayers, and Holy Communion. Join us at 8:00 and 10:00 in person, or at 10:00 online. Our 10:00 service this morning will follow the format of a Festival of Lessons and Carols.
Second Sunday after Christmas: January 2, 2022, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
The Epiphany: Thursday, January 6, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
"Star of wonder, star of light ..." The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the visit of the Magi, sages from the East, to the newborn Jesus. This event marks the beginning of the unfolding of the good news of Jesus to the world. Join us in person or online for a special choral Eucharist for this holy night. Incense will be used at this liturgy.
The Sunday after the Epiphany (The Baptism of Christ):
January 9, 2022, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
The Sunday after the Epiphany commemorates Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River. It is one of the days when the Church celebrates baptism or the renewal of baptismal vows. Join us for Sunday services at 8:00 and 10:00 in person, or at 10:00 online.