Advent 2017 at Grace Church

A new church liturgical year begins on December 3 with The First Sunday of Advent! Advent is also a time of spiritual preparation and anticipation. All are invited to participate fully in the season with the following events and activities.

Advent Wreath Making

Sunday, DECEMBER 3 :: 9:30 - 10:30 AM

On Sunday, December 3, parishioners of all ages are invited to come make Advent wreaths together from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Parish Hall. There is no need to sign up. Enough supplies will be available to make 30 wreaths on a first-come, first-served basis. One wreath per household please and a $5 donation would be welcome. Please bring supplies (additional greenery from your garden, ribbon, pinecones, etc.) from home to personalize your wreath or to share with others. You will also need to bring small pruning scissors.
Join us on December 3 as we celebrate the beginning of Advent and a New Church Year.

Blue Christmas Worship

Sunday, December 10 :: 6:00 PM

Blue? Yes, blue as in "the blues". As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people.

Join us on Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 PM in the chapel for a service that remembers that, and offers time for reflection and acceptance, and healing and hope in times of darkness.

Advent Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17 :: 6:00 PM

Join us December 17 at 6:00 PM for Advent Lessons and Carols! This beautiful service, an Anglican tradition, is meant to help us prepare for Christmas. Scripture lessons will be read and Advent carols will be sung by the choir and the congregation. This year, the choir will highlight works by Beibl, Bruckner, Goldschmidt, Ord, and Pilkington.

Please note that the service will include the use of incense. A nursery for children age 4 and under will be available by reservation only.

A Soup and Salad supper will be offered at 5:00 PM. Make a meal reservation online or at the information station by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13. Cost is $6 for adults and youth in grades 6-12. Children 5th grade and under are free.

Candlelight Café

Wednesdays :: 5:30 PM

The very popular Candlelight Café returns on Wednesday evenings. Parishioners are encouraged to come relax in Grace Church’s Candlelight Café during Advent! 
» more information about our Candlelight Café

A Week of Space and Prayer

Monday, December 18 - Friday, December 22

Watch for details.

Laying on of Hands for Healing

Sundays :: 10:45 AM

Laying on of Hands and Prayer for Healing is offered at the 10:45 AM service every Sunday during Advent. Parishioners with concerns to be lifted up in a sharing, loving fellowship are invited to stop by one of the teams in the side aisles after communion.

Chapel Open

The chapel is open for personal quiet time, prayer, and meditation from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

Page last updated on 11.15.17