Lessons and Music – Sunday, December 13 at 10:15 a.m.

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Our Advent Festival of Lessons and Music is a service of Scripture, music and song that dates to the late 19th century.  In this service, we listen to several scripture lessons which recount our faith journey from creation, through the Fall, and the promise of a Messiah, etc..  Each lesson is followed by a carol or other music that reflects on the lesson’s message and a brief prayer.

Mary, The Mother of Jesus: Advent Study Series -Thursdays (December 3, 10, and 17) at 6:00 p.m. in Edwall Hall

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Three Thursdays in Advent: December 3, 10, and 17 – 6:00 PM in Edwall Hall


Enjoy food, fellowship, and discussion, as we look at the stories about Mary in the Bible and

other sources, and consider how she has become so important to so many people over the

centuries and around the world.

So we know how many people to expect, please sign up at church, or contact Ruth Eller:

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Christmas Eve Eucharists – 4:30 p.m. (music and pageant) and 10:00 p.m. (9:40 p.m. musical prelude)

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Oh come let us adore him!  Join us on Christmas Eve in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

4:30 p.m. Christmas Pageant & Holy Communion

This service will feature a Christmas Pageant brought to you by the children and youth of St. Peter’s, meldoious carols sung by our choir and Holy Communion.

9:40 p.m. Christmas Bidding Prayer & Musical Prelude

Come and offer your prayers and listen to heartwarming carols and anthems led by the Adult Choir.  This event will also feature various instrumentalists, including a cellist, flutist, guitarist and percussionist.

 10:00 p.m. Festive Candlelight Eucharist

Join us in this festive candlight service featuring Holy Communion as well as the wonderful sounds of the St. Peter’s Choir and various instrumentalists.

The Longest Night – Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m.

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The Longest Night is an opportunity to celebrate light amidst darkness. Open to all, it is principally a liturgy for the recently bereaved.  At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Christ, and yet it can also be a painful time for some, as we remember those who are not with us anymore.  Our intent is to offer space in which to acknowledge our sorrows and offer them to God.  God cares deeply for those who mourn, for those who struggle, and for those who are alone.

If there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable please ask.  Everything you will need in order to participate will be in a service booklet. You are invited to participate in all aspects of the service, but there is nothing you are required to do except be gentle with yourself.

Thanksgiving Eve Service – Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel

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Here is a setting in which you can truly give thanks:  A simple Eucharist, with lovely music, that is bathed in candlelight.

Our Thanksgiving Eve service begins at 7:00 p.m., in the Chapel.