5:00 p.m. – Family Service in the church with “The Friendly Beast” children's sermon, carols, and the first Holy Communion of Christmas. Child care for 3 and under will be provided.
8:00 p.m. – A quieter celebration of the Holy Eucharist with homily and carols in the church.
11:00 p.m. – Festival Celebration of the Holy Eucharist with incense. This candlelight service begins with caroling and organ music at 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist II (no church school, no nursery)
Ash Lawn-Highland, the 500 acre farm owned by President James Monroe, will be the site for the Epiphany Yule Log Hunt on Sunday, January 5, beginning at 3 pm. Sponsored by St. Paul’s, the outdoor medieval festivities are part of the ancient Twelfth Night and Epiphany customs. Following the hunt, a large bonfire will be lit using dried Christmas trees and greens (Please bring your Christmas tree to add to the fire.) Cider and Epiphany cake will be served. This ancient Epiphany Feast Day, which recalls the coming of the Wise Men, predates Christmas.
If you are interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church when Bishop Gulick visits us in the Spring, we will be offering a confirmation class on Wednesday Evenings for six weeks in January and February. (January 8th – February 12th from 7pm-8pm.) This class will be taught by our Senior Associate Rector, Peter Carey and is open to young people 14 years and older as well as adults. The class will have some homework and participants should be willing to commit to the class for the entire six weeks.
|8:00 a.m.||Holy Eucharist|
|10:00 a.m.||Holy Eucharist with Choir, Joyful Noise worship for God's Children
|5:30 p.m.||Holy Eucharist
|8:00 a.m.||Morning Prayer
|5:30 p.m.||Evening Prayer
|Fri, Dec 20 7:00 p.m.
||Liturgy of the Longest Night
|Tue, Dec 24 5:00 p.m.
||Family Service - "Friendly Beasts"
|Tue, Dec 24 8:00 p.m.
||Quiet Holy Eucharist
|Tue, Dec 24 11:00 p.m.
||Festival Celebration with incense
|Wed, Dec 25 10:00 a.m.
||Holy Eucharist II