1st Sunday in Christmas Celebration of Thanksgiving and Hope for 2020

First Sunday in Christmas - December 29 ** Please Note: ONLY ONE SERVICE this day! ** 9:30 am Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist: A Celebration of Thanksgiving and Hope for the New Year Champagne and croissants as the Eucharistic meal mark the special joy and privilege of standing at the threshold of another year, followed by New Year’s toasts in the narthex. ** Note: No Nursery or Church School this day.** Second Sunday in Christmas - January 5 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 9:30 am Holy Eucharist (no church school classes this day) First Sunday after the Epiphany January 12 8:00 am Holy Eucharist followed by coffee, with King Cake, in the narthex 9:30 am Holy Eucharist The entrance of

A Joyful Choice

Christmas Eve & Christmas Morning - 2019 Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) I begin by wishing you all a very merry and blessed Christmas! And saying: I am delighted to be celebrating here with you! But I have to ask – just to be clear: what is it that we have come here to celebrate? After all, at its heart, Christmas is not an event. Christmas is not a holiday. Christmas is not a season. Christmas is not a church service. Christmas is not a set of familiar carols, or decorations of red and green, or a jolly, bearded man in a red suit with eight tiny reindeer. Christmas is not chestnuts roasting on an open fire; not festive lights or decorated evergreen trees. Christm

Advent & Christmas Worship Opportunities

Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 22 8:00 am Advent Festival of Lessons and Canticles 9:30 am Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols followed by our Annual Church School Christmas Pageant and a light lunch in the Parish Hall Christmas Eve 4:30pm Family Christmas Celebration A high-energy, joyous (and usually boisterous!) beginning to the Christmas season: familiar carols, the Nativity story and building of the crèche, ‘kid-friendly’ prayers, and a somewhat shorter liturgy 7:00pm Traditional Christmas Eucharist A festive celebration of the Great Feast of the Nativity, with the Chancel Choir offering their talents and gifts to help us joyously announce and celebrate the birth of the Messiah

Choosing the Holy Way

A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not travel on it, but it shall be for God's people; (and) no traveler, not even fools, shall go astray. (Isaiah 35:8-10) Advent 3/A 15 December 2019 Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 The earlier verses of this beautiful and poetic chapter from the Hebrew prophet, Isaiah, are much more familiar than the few lines I quoted just now. The opening of blind eyes, the unstopping of deaf ears, and the leaping and dancing of the lame, are part of our common language now. Even those people who never read the Bible or whose shadow rarely darkens the church door may well recognize these images, perhaps fr

Re-Created for the Kingdom to Come

Advent 2 / A December 8, 2019 Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 “The lion shall eat straw like the ox.” For centuries, the ancient prophet Isaiah’s description of the peaceable kingdom to come has offered faithful people a hope-filled vision of a future world without conflict or oppression. Now, his prediction is certainly good news – no! make that, great news! - for the ox, but we have to ask: What about the lion? Is it really such good news for him? What sort of lion, created as a wild, carnivorous predator in every molecule of every sinew and tooth and claw, would happily resign itself to grazing meekly alongside the livestock? The Messiah, we are told, t

Share The Warmth - Join us on 12/8 as we distribute to those in need

ANNUAL SHARE THE WARMTH CAMPAIGN concludes this coming Sunday 12/8 with hand out day in Philadelphia This coming Sunday, December 8th is our Share The Warmth service day. We will be taking all of our winter apparel donations down to Philadelphia to be handed out as part of our service project. We will meet in the Parish Hall following the 9:30 service. We will gather our donations and head over to the North Wales train station to catch the 11:44 am train to Center City. We plan to walk down market street and through center city while passing out donations. Cheryl and I have our route planned, as we know what areas we have had the most success handing out donations in the past few years. We

Dine & Donate @ Bertucci's Dec 2nd - 5th

ALL DAY from Open to Close! Take a break from your holiday shopping and cooking to enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner! Eat in, Take Out, and Catering orders! Up to 25% is donated back to the church and includes all pre-tax food, alcoholic beverages. Don't forget to purchase tickets for the awesome raffle basket too! You must present a copy of the flyer Click here to download a copy or get a flyer at the church office

Our time as God’s time

Advent 1 / A Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 1 December 2019 With Thanksgiving behind us for another year, here’s a question that just may strike some fear and trepidation in your heart: What does your time look like between now and Christmas? Is your calendar for the next four weeks a jumble of “must do’s”? A growing list of “have to get done’s”? There is no argument that Advent – these four weeks that precede Christmas – Advent is a hectic season! There’s all the shopping, the wrapping, the shipping, and delivering. There are the Christmas cards. There’s the tree to be bought, set up, trimmed, and watered every day. There’s the inside decorating … and the outside

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