5:00 p.m. – Family Service in the church with “The Friendly Beast” children's sermon, carols, and the first Holy Communion of Christmas. Child care for 3 and under will be provided.
8:00 p.m. – A quieter celebration of the Holy Eucharist with homily and carols in the church.
11:00 p.m. – Festival Celebration of the Holy Eucharist with incense. This candlelight service begins with caroling and organ music at 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist II (no church school, no nursery)
Ash Lawn-Highland, the 500 acre farm owned by President James Monroe, will be the site for the Epiphany Yule Log Hunt on Sunday, January 4, beginning at 3:00 p.m. and continuing until roughly 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by St. Paul’s, the outdoor medieval festivities are party of the ancient Twelfth Night and Epiphany customs. Following the hunt a large bonfire will be lit using dried Christmas trees and greens (Please bring your Christmas tree to add to the fire.) Cider and Epiphany cake will be served. This ancient Epiphany Feast Day, which recalls the coming of the Wise Men, predates Christmas. Free and open to all.
This service is especially for those who may find Christmas a difficult time of year. Many people suffer in silence at this time of year, whether because of the remembrance of the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a job loss, or a profound sense of loneliness.
The service will be held on the winter solstice, the “longest night” of the year. The tone will be contemplative and quietly hopeful. All are welcome to be part of this late Advent service of Evening Prayer with music and candle lighting. Come for yourself and for others who will benefit from your prayers and presence. If you would like to come and need a ride, please the church office, 295-2156.
My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning. (Psalm 130:5)
We now publish a monthly Vestry News article on our website. Typically included are a summary article, minutes and financial reports. See the link on the menu to the left or click here.
View the St. Paul's 2013 Annual Report here.
View the St. Paul's Calendar - Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 here.
View the Building Task Force Interim Report by clicking here.
View Be Bold! Discerning God's Call - Claiming God's Vision, the 2012 St. Paul's Long Range Planning report by clicking here.
View the 2011 St. Paul's Long Range Planning report by clicking here.
|5:00 p.m.||Family service with “The Friendly Beast” sermon
|8:00 p.m.||Quieter celebration with Holy Eucharist, homily & carols
|10:30 p.m.||Caroling and organ music|
|11:00 p.m.||Festival candlelight celebration with Holy Eucharist, incense|
|11:00 a.m.||Holy Eucharist II (no church school, no nursery)|
|8:00 a.m.||Holy Eucharist|
|10:00 a.m.||Holy Eucharist with Choir, Joyful Noise worship for God's Children
|5:30 p.m.||Holy Eucharist
|8:00 a.m.||Morning Prayer