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Be sure to make worship together a priority this Advent and Christmas!


As the new year begins, the calendar begins to fill up with special worship services. The Time of Christmas is, of course, focused on the preparation for and celebration of the Nativity … the birth … of Our Lord.

ADVENT

As before, we will mark the days of Advent with midweek services of Evening Prayer on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm. While it was composed more than 25 years ago, the Holden Setting of Evening Prayer has become a favorite for the people of St. John’s.  Described as being very “singable,” even by non-musicians, this liturgy led from the piano is designed to encourage prayerful preparation and a quiet night’s sleep. 

Services are on December 6, 13, and 20 in the church sanctuary. 

CHRISTMAS

As in previous years, the celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord will begin with Services of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve at 4:00 pm and then again at 9:00 pm.

Sue Rosselli has recruited several musicians to help provide a “crescendo” for our celebration. Zach Kabacinski will be providing a trumpet descant for familiar hymns O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Joy to World.”  Esther Munos will be helping out with a flute descant for “The First Noel” and “Away in a Manger,” and Nevaeh Reynolds will help out with a solo rendition of O Holy Night” and the earlier service.

The Festival Service for the Nativity of Our Lord on Christmas Day will be the first communion service in our recently renovated chapel. We will gather at 10 am on Christmas morning.

There is one weekend after Christmas this year on December 30/31. Rev. Joseph Cunningham will once again be a guest preacher for all three services that weekend.

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