Advent & Christmas

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Advent is a time to prepare for the gift of God's love, in the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a season to celebrate that gift. Being involved in a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming community like Christ Church is a great way to do both. Whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.

 Weekly Services every Sunday

  • 8:00 a.m. – Worship with Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist Rite I)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Worship with Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Children's Chapel)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Worship with Communion (Holy Eucharist Rite II, with laying on of hands for healing)

Special Services for Advent & Christmas 

Sunday, November 25, 9:00 a.m. – Advent Wreath Workshop | Meade Room

Bring the light of Christmas into your home. Make a wreath and learn about this Advent tradition. We ask that you please bring greenery your own greenery to adorn your wreath—we’ll supply everything else you will need!  Donations of $10 welcome. 

Sunday, December 2, 5:00 p.m. – A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

This popular, traditional service features all of the Christ Church choirs along with a brass quintet and guest organist Daniel Aune offering music appropriate to the Advent season along with selected readings. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. A reception follows in the Auditorium. 

Wednesday Wind Down

Take a midweek break from the busy season to quiet your heart and soul through prayer and reflection. Each Wednesday in Advent, we take 30 minutes to enter the presence of God and one another through a service of evening worship in the Chapel. Beginning December 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Sunday, December 16, 5:00 p.m. – Children's Christmas Pageant & Yuletide Feast

Please join us for the annual Christmas Pageant at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16. We’ll hear again the story of   Jesus’s birth as retold by the children of the parish. Then join us for the Yuletide Feast at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Email Ariel Rudy with any questions.  Click for more information on the Christmas Pageant.

Monday, December 24 –  Christmas Eve Services

  • 3:00 p.m. – Worship with Communion and Carols (Holy Eucharist Rite II)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Worship with Communion, Choir, and Carols (Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Historic Church)
  • 5:30 p.m. –  Festive Family Worship (Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Auditorium)
  • 8:00 p.m. – Festive Worship with Communion, Choir, and Carols (Holy Eucharist Rite II)
  • 10:30 p.m. – Festive Worship with Communion, Choir, and Carols (Holy Eucharist Rite II)

Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day Service

  • 10:00 a.m. – Worship with Communion and Carols (Holy Eucharist Rite II) - Especially appealing to those seeking a quieter Christmas celebration.

Monday, December 31 –  New Year’s Eve Service

  • 10:00 p.m. – Prayer service with readings from the Bible

 

Advent Meditations

To sign up for a daily email advent meditation, click here to sign up. 

Participate in Advent Word! Help create a global Advent calendar by posting a picture that corresponds with that day's word. 

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Programming Note

The Christ Church offices will adhere to the following holiday schedule:

Monday, December 24 - offices closed

Tuesday, December 25 – offices closed

Wednesday, December 26 – offices closed

Thursday, December 27 – offices closed; church open to tours from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, December 28 – offices closed; church open to tours from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 29 – church open to tours from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, December 31 – offices closed; church open for tours, First Night and service at 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1 – offices closed

 

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