Advent and Christmas at St. Paul’s

Please join us at our Advent and Christmas services! Friends, family, newcomers, visitors, and neighbors are all warmly welcome.

Friday, November 27, through Saturday, December 12: Advent Fair at Home! All your favorites from our annual parish fair, now online for your holiday shopping.

Sunday, November 29: First Sunday of Advent
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist live-streamed on YouTube. Blessing of Advent Wreath and Memorial Altar Hangings. No Catechesis or Kairos.

Sunday, December 6: Second Sunday of Advent
9:15 a.m. Kairos (grades 2-5) via Zoom
10:00 a.m. Advent Lessons and Carols live-streamed on YouTube. Featuring the Monroe Family string quartet (live!), and readings, choir anthems, and other musical offerings!
11:30 a.m. Catechesis (preK-1) via Zoom

Sunday, December 13: Third Sunday of Advent
9:15 a.m. Kairos (grades 2-5) via Zoom
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist live-streamed on YouTube at 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Catechesis (preK-1) via Zoom

Wednesday, December 16
7:30 p.m. “Blue Christmas” service via Zoom
For many of us, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the hardest of the year. While it feels like everyone around us appears merry and bright, for some of us there are other feelings of loss, doubt, sadness, frustration, anger, and grief that fill these long nights. We know God is with us in these experiences, too. This year we will be offering a “Blue Christmas” Service on Zoom, which we hope will be a sacred space honoring the whole range of ways we experience the Advent season. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey this year, this service is for you. We do hope you’ll join us to center down, light a candle, say a prayer, and offer the fullness of ourselves to God in this time of waiting. Please mark your calendar now and watch the parish emails for the Zoom link as we get closer. 

Sunday, December 20: Fourth Sunday of Advent
9:15 a.m. Kairos (grades 2-5) via Zoom
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Pageant live-streamed on YouTube. 
Our annual holiday tradition re-imagined for social distancing!
11:30 a.m. Catechesis (preK-1) via Zoom

Thursday, December 24: Christmas Eve
4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 9:00pm Outdoor Socially-Distanced Christmas Worship.
Capacity limited, advance sign ups absolutely required (opening 12/7). See the December Epistle for more details.  

Sunday, December 27: Christmas 1
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist live-streamed on YouTube. Featuring carols, sermon, and Christmas joy! No Catechesis or Kairos.

Sunday, January 3: Christmas 2
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist live-streamed on YouTube. No Catechesis or Kairos.