Christmas is coming ... soon! The Altar Guild is greening the church as I type this, and things are going to start to look more festive when you come on Sunday. For those making plans for Christmas Eve, remember service times have changed slightly. See full descriptions of the services below. Meantime, we have two more Sundays in Advent still to go, meaning two more Sundays for us to remind you to slow down and be contemplative--as much as is possible in this busy season, anyway. Hope everyone is well, and see you Sunday! - Mother Storm
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
(Holy Eucharist at all services)
4 pm - Family Service
6 pm - Lessons and Carols
10 pm - Choral Eucharist
10 am Christmas Day Service
2 pm Christmas Day Japanese Service
8 am Holy Eucharist
10 am Holy Eucharist
10:05 Sunday School
11:15 am Music & Arts
11:15 am Coffee Hour
Mother Storm Reading Week
7:30 pm Monday Graveyard Board Meeting
6:45 pm Tuesday Candlelit Yoga
7:30 pm Tuesday Vestry Meeting
9:30 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist
10 am Wednesday Bible Study
3:30 pm Thursday Children's Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Thursday Parish Choir Rehearsal
2019 Online Pledge Card
Annual Appeal Videos & Budget
Breakfast with Santa Tickets
Coffee Hour Sign-Up
New Year's Eve Gala Tickets
Mardi Gras Tickets
New Year's Eve Gala
No more wondering what to do on New Year's Eve! We have a wonderful evening with Bach's Brandenburg Concertos planned, with intermissions for dinner and drinks. Plan to come, and invite friends, too! Tickets are on sale at the link above, under "Quick Links." Buy soon--the dinner order goes in next week!
Christmas Eve Services
4 pm Family Service
This service includes a children's sermon, music by the children's choir, Holy Eucharist and lots of festive hymn singing. Lasts one hour.
6 pm Lessons and Carols
This is the service for music lovers. We will read 9 short "lessons" or Scripture readings in the majestic King James translation, interwoven with hymns and carols. The adult choir will sing at this service. Holy Communion from the reserve Sacrament follows the organ postlude. Also features music of oboe, harp and organ. Lasts just over an hour.
10 pm Choral Eucharist
This service includes a sermon by Mother Storm, the adult choir, and oboe, harp and organ. Lasts one hour.
10 am Christmas Morning
This is a quiet service with a brief sermon, organ, congregational singing, and Holy Eucharist. Lasts under an hour.
Christmas Pageant Rehearsals
Our pageant rehearsals take place during the Music and Arts program, at 11:15 am every Sunday. In addition, we will rehearse:
Saturday December 15 9:30 - 11 am
Sunday December 16 11:15 am - 1 pm
Saturday December 22 9:30 - 11 am
Christmas Pageant Coffee Hour Potluck December 23
Parents of Pageant children traditionally host the coffee hour after the service that day. Please plan to bring something along on December 23. You can drop it off in the Parish Hall before the service begins that day. Thank you!
Lifetouch Picture THIS Weekend!! Please Read!!
Get your pictures taken for our new directory! All members of St. James are invited to sign up for an appointment on the weekend of December 14,15 & 16 -- this weekend! We also have Thursday December 20 available. It's not too late! Everyone who participates receives a free 8x10 photo. Sign up now, don't miss it!
Candlelit Yoga Continues Continues Next Tuesday
This amazing and relaxing hour of yoga in the parish hall is so very worth your time. You can drop in any Tuesday you can make it. It's a perfect respite for the busy month of December. Make the effort -- you won't regret it! All welcome. $20 donation.
Midnight Run "Alternative Giving"
We will be selling Midnight Run “alternative giving “ holiday cards. Each card has beautiful art and a Good Will For All- Happy Holidays message. They contain a notice that “a gift has been made in your honor of
20 new pairs of socks for the homeless poor - $10/card
6 new blankets for the homeless poor - $25/card
10 new blankets for the homeless poor - $40/card
If you would like to pre-order cards contact email@example.com They make great office or teachers gifts.
Mother Storm Reading/Continuing Ed Week
Mother Storm will be out of the office most of next week for her reading/continuing education week, but can be reached for any emergencies.
Ask a Warden
Have a question about the church? Want to help but don't know what's needed? Ask a warden! They're here for you! You can contact Tracy McCarthy or Pam Heldman any time and they'd be happy to answer your questions.
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