Advent & Christmas Schedule

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Special Services

An Advent Procession with Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 3 ~  5:00PM

Experience the sound and the space of St. Paul’s in a new way as the Choir leads a service of hopeful, expectant, glorious hymns and anthems while processing throughout the Church. Featuring the works of Palestrina, Ireland, Hassler, Esquivel, Rheinberger, Rachmaninoff, Vaughan Williams, and Handel

                                                                            A reception follows in the Parish Hall.

Light in the Darkness: A Service of Hope for Troubled Times

Saturday, December 9 at 5:00 PM

Jesus was born into a troubled world. We, too, live in troubled times. Violence. Hate. Uncertainty. Fear. The holidays can be difficult to celebrate when there is so much despair and pain all around us. But there is hope to be found in this Advent/Christmas season even when we are most distraught and discouraged. Join together as we share stories, find strength in community, and discover anew God’s promise to shine light into the darkness of our world.

 

 

A Service of Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Sunday, December 17 at 5:00 PM

Join our Choristers and Schola in a jubilant service celebrating the birth of Jesus.  With hymns, anthems, and some of your favorite carols by composers including Praetorius, Rutter, Dirksen, Reger, and Vaughan Williams.

A reception follows in the Parish Hall.

Doing New Year’s Differently

Sunday, December 31

9:00 & 11:00 AM Solemn Eucharist

6:00 PM: Doing New Year’s Eve Differently

Let go of the old – make room for the new

 

20 minutes of prayer, reflection and quiet music including the Burning Bowl Ceremony. Participants are encouraged to write down those things they wish to put behind them, then place the papers in a fire as they depart to welcome the New Year.

9:00 PM: Compline

Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24 – 9 AM Advent 4 

9:00 am –  Solemn Eucharist  for the 4th Sunday of Advent, with vocal quartet.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

3:00 PM – Simple Eucharist with Carols

A brief service designed for young children and their parents with music led by the St. Paul’s Choristers. A cookie decorating activity will follow the service.

Sermon offered by the Reverend Peter Thompson.

 

5:30 PM –  Festival Eucharist with Choir

Music includes traditional carols, hymns & anthems.

Choral Prelude at 5:15pm featuring the St. Paul’s Choristers, trumpet & Baroque Guitar.

Sermon offered by the Reverend Nicholas Lang

 

10:30 PM – Festival Eucharist with Choir

Music includes traditional carols, hymns & anthems.

Prelude Music at 10:00 pm featuring Choir, Soloists, and Organ.

Sermon offered by the Reverend Nicholas Lang

 

Monday,  December 25 – Christmas Day

11:00 AM – Holy Eucharist with carols, organ, & vocal quartet.

Sermon offered by the Reverend Peter Thompson.

Download the entire Advent & Christmas Brochure here.