Posts from December 2013

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

by John Martin

On December 29 we celebrate The First Sunday of Christmas with a single service of Lessons and Carols at 10:00 a.m. Please note that this is half-an-hour earlier than our regular Sunday service time. Please join us.

Christmas Day

by John Martin

On Wednesday, December 25 we celebrate Christmas Day with a single service of Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m. Please note that this is half-an-hour earlier than our regular Sunday service time. Please join us.

Christmas Eve

by John Martin

On Tuesday, December 24 at 10:30 p.m. we celebrate Christmas Eve with the last of three Christmas Eve services. This service begins with Carols and Choir Anthems moving seamlessly into a Choral Eucharist at about 11:00 a.m., and concluding in the early hours of Christmas Morning. We welcome all parishioners and visitors to celebrate our Lord’s birth.

Christmas Eve

by John Martin

On Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. we celebrate Christmas Eve with the second of three Christmas Eve services. This will be a quieter service of Holy Communion for those who can’t or do not wish to attend the later, Midnight service. We welcome all parishioners and visitors to celebrate our Lord’s birth.

Post-Storm Update

by John Martin

Following The Great Ice Storm of 2013, St. Mary’s is open, warm, and has power. Our Christmas services will proceed as scheduled. Please be aware that we have a great deal of tree debris on our driveway and in our parking lot. While accessible, its capacity is diminished. A small chainsaw gang has been working […]

Christmas Eve, Children’s Pageant

by John Martin

On Tuesday, December 24 at 4:30 p.m. we celebrate Christmas Eve with the first of three Christmas Eve services: The Children’s Pageant. This season’s focus is on the story of the shepherds “abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night” and the angel’s message of the birth of the Messiah as told in […]

Sunday, December 22, 2013

by John Martin

UPDATE – Winter Storm and Services Please be advised to remain at home if the roads are in poor condition for driving. If you are involved in the services, do not worry about not coming. The priests will make sure things are looked after. Our primary concern is your safety, so please follow all travel advisories […]

The Message

by John Martin

The Message, Vol. 24, No. 4, the Christmas 2013 issue of our quarterly newsletter is now available. Those on the parish list who have not requested the electronic version will find their personally labelled copy in the memorial lounge. Please look for it as the last chance for pick up is Sunday, December 15 after […]

Sunday, December 15, 2013

by John Martin

On December 8 we observe The Third Sunday of Advent with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward presiding, and at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger presiding; the Rev. Ruthanne Ward will preach at both services. The readings appointed for this Sunday are: Isaiah 35:1-10; Canticle 18, Song of Mary; James 5:7-10; and Matthew 11:2-11 Please join us.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

by John Martin

On December 8 we observe The Second Sunday of Advent with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger presiding, and at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward presiding; the Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger will preach at both services. The readings appointed for this Sunday are :Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; and Matthew 3:1-12. Please […]