Advent Offerings at St. John’s


Advent Wreath-Making Event and Christmas Boutique
Sunday, December 3 in the Gym at 11am
Boutique: Shop for unique African treasures (toys, jewelry, baskets, and more) that make excellent gifts for the holiday season. Proceeds support Ugandan ministries through Give Us Wings.
Wreath-Making Event: Come and make an Advent wreath to use in your home this year. Fresh greens, decorations, candles, and home meditations will be provided. If you have a base ring from a previous year, please bring it to use again. (Additional rings will be available if you don’t have one or can’t find yours.)

All-Parish Christmas Party
Saturday, December 9
4pm: The festivities start in the parking lot with a bonfire, hot cider, and carol singing.
5pm: In the gym, parishioner chefs will serve small plates at five different stations. Christmas cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will be on offer. Enjoy time with fellow parishioners and the relaxing festive atmosphere! Families are welcome! Please bring a dessert to share.
Childcare will be available starting at 5pm; please RSVP to Shelley Byrnes.

Hanging of the Greens
Wednesday, December 13 at 6pm in the Church
Come help decorate the worship space with holiday greens. We listen to carols, share pizza and drinks, and have a great time! (Please RSVP to Jered Weber-Johnson so we are sure to have enough refreshments.)

OWLs Christmas Tea
Wednesday, December 20 at 3pm in the Fireside Room
All who identify as OWLs (Older, Wiser Laity) are invited to an afternoon of caroling and Christmas cheer! A catered meal will be served, so please RSVP to Ernie Ashcroft in advance.




Ecumenical Choral Vespers
Tuesday, December 5 at 7pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave
A joint Choral Vespers for the season of Advent.

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 17 at 4pm in the Church & on YouTube
Preceded by a Musical Prelude that begins at 3:30pm. A festive reception will follow.

Pastoral Care

Healing Prayer and Healing Anointing
Sundays in Advent: December 3, 10, 17, and 24
8am: please tell the clergy if you would like to receive this pastoral care after the service.
10am: offered in the Chapel during Communion.


Blue Christmas Liturgy
Sunday, December 10 at 4pm in the Church
A tender service for those who struggle with grief or stress during the festive season. Psalms, prayers, and a listening circle for us to hold sacred space for each other.

Sunday, December 24
No 8am worship on this Sunday.
10am: Rite II Eucharist for the 4th Sunday of Advent.
(Christmas Eve services at 4pm and 10pm)

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