Advent, Christmas, Epiphany at St. Mary's

Blessed are you who bear the light in unbearable times - who testify to its endurance amid the unendurable.
Blessed are you in whom the light lives, in whom the brightness blazes.  

Our Advent theme this year is "bearing the light." These words come from a poem entitled Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light, by Jan Richardson.  A few lines from that poem are quoted above.  You can read the whole poem here.

We invite you to come on an Advent journey towards Christmas this December and learn how we all can be bearers of the light. A list of services and special events can be found on our Event Calendar.

Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 - Advent One

  • Evening worship, Saturday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m.
  • Family Dinner and Advent Wreath Making, December 2nd following the 5 p.m. service. Sign up here to let us know you are coming.
  • Sunday morning worship December 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

Monday, December 4 (and 11 and 18) from 4 to 5 p.m.

  • Join Jenny Williams in a Book Discussion based on the Advent booklet Living Well Through Advent 2023:  Practicing Wonder with all Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.  These booklets are available free at St. Mary's or online.  Check out our event calendar for details.  

saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 - Advent two

  • Evening worship Saturday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday morning worship December 10th at 9:00 a.m.
  • St. Nicholas Sunday!  Families and friends are invited to meet St. Nicholas.  Children will receive a surprise gift.

Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 - advent three

  • Evening worship Saturday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday morning worship, December 17 at 9:00 a.m. with the Choir School of Newport County. All are welcome to a special coffee hour that will follow this service.

Saturday, December 23 - advent four

  • We will celebrate the fourth week of Advent on Saturday evening at the 5:00 p.m. service.  This service will have music.

Sunday, December 24th - christmas eve

  • There will be no 9:00 a.m. service this Sunday.
  • Christmas Eve services will be at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Both services will offer a sermon, Holy Communion, glorious Christmas music, and St. Mary's Choir with special soloists .  

monday, December 25 - christmas day

  • Christmas Day service at 9:00 a.m.  

saturday, December 30 and sunday, december 31 - christmas one

  • Evening worship, December 30th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday morning worship at 9:00 a.m. 

Saturday, January 6, 2024 and sUNDAY, jANUARY 7, 2024 - Epiphany

  • Evening Worship, January 6, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. followed by a festive Wine and Cheese get together.
  • Sunday morning worship January 7, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.