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Advent & Christmas Schedule



ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SERVICES


 CHRISTMAS EVE & DAY SERVICES

Sunday, December 24, 2017
Regular Sunday Service - Advent 4
10:30am

Christmas Pageant & Holy Eucharist Rite II
3:00pm

St. Mark's Episcopal Church invites you to celebrate the nativity of our Lord on Christmas Eve. At 3:00pm, the children and youth of our parish will "put on" this sacred story with the performance of the Christmas pageant followed by the Holy Eucharist.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
6:30pm
Our more traditional service at 6:30pm will include the liturgy, music, and candles that kindle our joy for this most special occasion. Please come and join us at St. Mark’s as we celebrate the yearly festival of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Concert with Music by John Holiday
8:00 pm


Monday, December 25, 2017
Morning Prayer
10:30 am

 
INTERGENERATIONAL ADVENT ACTIVITIES
Advent is a season of waiting and expectation for the coming of Christ.  It’s a time for you to bring the season into your home and for us as a parish family to come together and embrace this special time of preparation.  Please join the St. Mark’s family for several opportunities to live into the season of Advent.  It’s a time for us to anticipate with joy the coming of our Lord!
   
ST. NICHOLAS will visit St. Mark’s!
& PAGEANTRY MEETING

Sunday, December 10, 2017
9:30 am

We know St. Nicholas has a busy schedule this time of year, but St. Nicholas will visit St. Mark’s on Sunday, December 10!  We expect St. Nicholas to arrive to our church on that Sunday at 9:30am.  Immediately following the 8am service, the children will be led into the parish hall to take off their shoes.  The children will leave their shoes in the parish hall because St. Nicholas has been known to leave treats in children’s shoes.  Everybody is then invited into the church so we might eagerly await the arrival of St. Nicholas.  You don’t want to miss the chance to meet St. Nicholas, to hear his story, and to see him in all his pageantry! We will also have a pageantry meeting.

 
The Pageantry of Christmas
Sunday, December 17, 2017
9:30 AM

We will have a Christmas pageant as part of our early Christmas Eve service. This Sunday will be a time for rehearsal, last-minute casting, and gearing up with excitement for the days to come!  

UNTO US
 Sunday, December 17, 2017
6:00 PM

On Sunday, December 17, at 6:00 p.m., the Music Ministry is presenting Unto Us, an original cantata composed by Tom Thompson for chorus and chamber orchestra.  The text comes from the Holy Scriptures beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy.  You will not want to miss the blessing you will receive from this lovely work.  Admission is free.