Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Services at St. John’s

Christmas Eve, December 24

5:30 p.m. Children’s service with simple Christmas pageant. All children are welcome. No rehearsal necessary. Please arrive at 4:45 p.m. to choose a costume if you would like to participate.

10:30 p.m. Chorale Eucharist with brass ensemble.

Christmas Day, December 25, 2012

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Come celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Coming Events (12/23)

St. John’s Ringers, December 23,  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Simple Christmas Pageant Service, December 24, 5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 10:30 p.m.
Emergency Services Personnel Dinner, December 24,  9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Christmas Day Service, December 25, 10:30 a.m.
Soul Kitchen, December 28, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All Children Welcome!

Join us Monday, December 24 at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve.  Bring your children, grand-children, Nieces and Nephews to participate in our “Simple Christmas Pageant.”  Just show up at 4:45 p.m. Christmas Eve, and we put the kids in costumes.  It is easy and fun!

Join us in the Chapel on December 23rd

On Sunday December 23rd, both church services will be held in our beautiful Chapel.  This will give us a chance to decorate the Church for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services.

Good Bye and Good Luck, Celisse!

Today after the 8:00 a.m. service, the Vestry is hosting a special coffee hour to thank Celisse for all her work with the church.  Join us between services for this special fellowship.

Pledge Cards

It’s not too late to turn in your pledge cards. You may place them in the offering plate today. If you need another one, check in the pews in front of you or on the back ministry table.  Envelopes are included.

Coming Events (12/16)

St. John’s Ringers, December 16 & 23,  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Women’s Bible Study, December 17, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Yoga for Christians, December 18,  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Choristers, December 19, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Choir Practice, December 19,  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A Simple Christmas Pageant Service, December 24, 5:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Day Service, December 25, 10:30 a.m.
Soul Kitchen, December 28, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Readings for Dec. 23

For those who would like to preview the lectionary for Sunday, December 23, the scriptures are: Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; The Song of Mary (Luke 1:46-55); and Luke 1:39-45, 46-55.

Bishop Nicholas Celebration

Each year during the hubbub of the run-up to Christmas, we gather to remember the life and spirit of Bishop Nicholas: his joy, his healing touch, and his love and care of children. Come for crafts, food and fun: Sunday, December 9, From 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., between services and stay for the 10:30 a.m. and enjoy the kid friendly service. Volunteers welcome!

Help Us Say “Goodbye and Good Luck” to Celissse Johnson

On December 16th after the 8:00 a.m. service, the Vestry is hosting a special coffee hour to thank Celisse for all her work with the church.  Join us between services for this special fellowship.