Advent, Christmas, Epiphany at St. Mary's

Advent

Worship

Advent One - November 27th

  • Worship service in the historic church at 9:00 a.m.
  • Lighting of the first candle of Advent

Advent Two - December 4th

  • St, Nicholas Sunday!  Worship in the historic church at 9:00 a.m.  There may be a special visitor!
  • Lighting of the second candle of Advent

Advent Three - December 11th

  • Worship service in the historic church at 9:00 a.m.
  • Lighting of the third candle of Advent

Advent Four - December 18th

  • Worship service in the historic church at 9:00 a.m.
  • Lighting of the fourth  candle of Advent

 Well-Being

  • All four Sundays in Advent - Journeying the Way of Love - 10:15 - 11:15 in St. George's Chapel - 
    Exploring the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke will provide us a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love - as individuals, families and friends, as a community and out in the world.  Bring your bible (plenty of bibles are available if you don't have one or forgot to bring one) and join Michael Templeton in this anchoring practice for Advent.  Journeying the Way of Love Advent Calendar will be provided.
  • Sunday, December 4th - Coffee and Conversation with Families - 10:15-11:15 in the large classroom (downstairs) in the Parish House
    Ice cream for the kids - coffee and goodies for parents - Come see what the possibilities could be at St. Mary's for
    supporting you and your children.
  • Living Well Through Advent - a Living Compass resource in booklet form is available, free for all. This Advent's theme is "Practicing simplicity with all you heart, soul, strength and mind."

Service

Gift Cards 

  • The Martin Luther King Community Center has asked us to help this year by giving unwrapped gift cards in $25.00 increments.  They are focusing these gifts on teens who are particularly at risk.  Please consider purchasing gift cards from these stores - Walmart, TJMaxx, Old Navy, GameStop, Amazon or Island Books. 
  • We are also collecting gift cards for food from Stop and Shop or Shaw's, in the amount of $10.00 each. 
  • The deadline for donating all gift cards in Sunday, December 11th.

Food Donations

  • St. Mary's is also continuing to collect non-perishishable food items.  Please bring your donations with you on Sunday, and place them in the wagon outside the historic church.

Christmas

Worship

  • Christmas Eve Services will be at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the historic church. 
  • One Christmas morning worship service will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the historic church.
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