Christmas Worship Schedule
Sunday, December 24:
8:30 AM – Communion Service
9:30 AM – Children’s Pageant rehearsal
11:00 AM – Choral Eucharist with Children’s Christmas Pageant
8:00 PM – Christmas Lessons and Carols
Christmas Day, December 25:
10 AM – Choral Christmas Worship Service
8:30 AM COMMUNION SERVICE
This is a quiet, simple, intimate service of Holy Communion that includes a brief homily by a member of the clergy. There is no music at this service. We sit together up near the altar and join in a circle to receive communion.
9:30 AM CONNECTIONS
Join us as we gather together for worship, education and just plain fun. Every Sunday at 9:30 AM:
1st Sunday of the month – Worship: Informal and Child-led Communion Service. Followed by 10:30 AM refreshments in the Parish House
2nd, 3rd, 4th Sundays of the month – Education: Join us for a time to gather together each week to connect more deeply with each other and learn about our faith and traditions. Education for all ages!! Followed by 10:30 AM refreshments in the Parish House.
The Children Education: Gather together for songs and prayers, then break out into age appropriate class settings.
The Adult Education: 2017: December 10, 17.
Our Facilitator is Josh Zlatkus, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), who is trained to help teens, adults, and couples resolve their resistances toward growth and happiness. Josh graduated from La Salle University with a master’s in professional clinical counseling, and receives ongoing training at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. Wanting to connect or engage with divinity is what brings a congregation together. But what does divinity mean to you? How can we engage with it? What does a life full of divinity look like? How do we understand people whose sense of divinity is much different than ours? These questions and more will be at the center of each week’s discussion. Josh will facilitate the conversation by offering a structured way to speak openly about your thoughts and feelings on the issues of self, others, and divinity. The goal of these group discussions is to help you deepen your spiritual understanding and strengthen your connection to fellow parishioners.
5th Sundays (when it occurs) – Complimentary Brunch: provided for the community at 9:30 AM in the Parish House!
11:00 AM CHORAL EUCHARIST
This is a traditional Episcopal communion service, from the Book of Common Prayer, Rite II. Our music is a combination of congregational hymn singing and anthems from a predominantly professional choir. Tours are provided after the service for visitors and new members.
Professional Childcare by trained staff, Interactive Story Time and Craft Lessons is provided each week for children from 3 years and older from 9:30 AM to 12:30PM each Sunday year round. At about 11:30 AM children will be escorted by teachers into Worship, to join their parents for Communion and the remainder of the Service.