Advent & Christmas at Grace Church
Advent spiritual formation opportunity: Come journey the Way of Love with Jesus
Journeying the Way of Love: an Advent Course in Spiritual Practices
First Four Sundays in December, after each service
For the four Sundays of Advent, December 1, 8, 15, and 22, Fr. Matt will lead an Advent course in spiritual practices in the Parish Hall following both the 8 and 10 am services. We will prepare for the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world. The sessions are especially designed for use during an hour before or after worship. We will do both so you can be sure to have the opportunity to attend!
- Advent One: The Annunciation: Saying “Yes” to the Journey
- Advent Two: Mary and Elizabeth: Journeying with Family and Friends
- Advent Three: The Birth of John the Baptist: Journeying with Community
- Advent Four: The Birth of Jesus: Journeying with the World
Curriculum Resources: Journeying the Way of Love Advent Calendar, Discussion Questions about Spiritual Practices, Starting a Rule of Life, Scripture Passages
Participants are encouraged to read and reflect on these passages in Luke throughout the season of Advent and “try on” the spiritual practices of the Way of Love
Have yourself a jazzy little Christmas!
Blues Sunday December 22 at 10 AM
Music by Larry Ham and Lou Pappas and a special Advent message by the Rev. Dr Matthew Calkins
Christmas Eve Services at Grace
December 24 – 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve Family Service & Children’s Pageant
Join in the pageant and the wonder of the birth of Christ. Come to a presentation of the Christmas story by the children and youth of Grace church followed by informal Holy communion and a candlelight singing of Silent Night.
December 24 – 8:45 p.m.
Festive Holy Eucharist with Carols and Choir. Join us for this beautiful candlelight service for Christmas Eve. Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Matthew Calkins.
Music by Susan MacNish and the Grace Choir.
Christmas Day Service
December 25 – 10 a.m.
Carols and sermon and Holy Eucharist.
A good way to thank God for the greatest gift of all, the gift of the Christ child.