Monthly Archives: November 2015

2015 CHRISTMAS SEASON CELEBRATIONS

Christmas Eve, December 24
5:30 p.m. Pageant, Carols & Eucharist

Christmas Day, December 25
9:30 a.m. Carols and Eucharist

First Sunday after Christmas, December 27
9:30 a.m. Carols & Eucharist

Sunday, January 3
9:30 a.m. Epiphany Sunday Observed

A Celebration for the Winter Solstice – December 17 at 7:00 p.m.

What is a Winter Solstice Celebration?

On Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. a special candlelight celebration of the Eucharist will be offered. Billed as a winter solstice celebration, it is in fact a service which will offer thanks for the light of creation and the birth of Christ. In medieval Christianity, the Feast of the Nativity of Jesus was a multi-layered mystery and celebration. Three divine births were celebrated: the birth of the Word in the Godhead, the birth of Jesus out of the womb of Mary and the birth of the divine in the soul of the individual Christian. Over the years, the church has emphasized only one of the birthing stories, that of the child Jesus. The winter solstice service will explore the other two birthing stories as we will give thanks for the light of the Trinity and the light of Christ within humanity. There will be a ritual sharing of fire, sung chants, Celtic Prayers, poetry and a reading by Meister Eckhart. A potluck, finger food reception will follow. The service will begin outdoors, with a blessing of fire, so dress warmly. -EHB+

December 2015 Newsletter

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December 2015 Newsletter…DEC 2015

Soul Kitchen Update

Soul Kitchen Community Dinner

Will be cancelled for the Months of November and December

Our Next Dinner is Friday, January 29, 2016

Sermon from 11/15/2015

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 28
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 11 15 Pentecost XXV EHB

Sermon from November 8, 2015

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 27
Listen to this…Sermon 2015 11 08 Pentecost XXIV EHB

November 2015 Newsletter

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