Advent & Christmas at St. John’s

This season of Advent, we invite you to take a moment to stop and be in awe and wonder, seeing that God is with us every moment of the day. Below is a listing of events happening at St. John’s this season. May this season be a time when you and your loved ones experience the joy of knowing and loving Jesus. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at St. John’s!


ADVENT WREATH MAKING
Sunday, November 28, 2021 | 11:15 AM
Prepare for the season! Kits available at event ($10/each); greens provided. Enjoy a hot cocoa bar.

ADVENT QUIET DAY
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9 AM to 12 PM
Led by Br. David Vryhof. Online or in-person. REGISTER ONLINE

WINTER FESTIVAL PARKING FUNDRAISER
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 4-6:30 PM
Park in the convenient church lot to support Youth Mission Trips. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

ADVENT YOUTH LOCK-IN
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 8 PM | REGISTER

ADVENT LUNCHEON
Monday, December 6, 2021 | 11:30 AM
With Julianne Clayton. Reception in Eve’s Garden; lunch in Alfriend Hall (12 PM). Ticket proceeds ($20/person) benefit the International Rescue Committee. BUY TICKETS

ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS
Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 5 PM
Our recital and service (begins at 5:30 PM) both feature selections from G.F. Handel’s Messiah with string orchestra and harpsichord. A festive reception follows.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC & FLOWER DONATIONS
Due: Monday, December 13, 2021 | MORE INFO
Poinsettia and music dedications are listed in Christmas Eve service bulletins – a beautiful way to honor friends, family and loved ones who are living or deceased.

SERVICE OF COMFORT AND HEALING
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 12:10 PM
Holy Eucharist with guitar. Especially for those experiencing grief and loss.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 2 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE
Friday, December 24, 2021 – see details on calendar
1 PM | Family-friendly Eucharist, extended children’s homily, organ and Christmas carols
4 PM | Holy Eucharist w/ candles, brass, choirs, & children’s homily. Service live streamed.
8 PM | Holy Eucharist w/ candles, brass, & choirs
11 PM | Holy Eucharist w/ incense, candles, brass, & choirs

CHRISTMAS DAY
Saturday, December 25, 2021
10 AM | Holy Eucharist with organ and soloist

CHRISTMAS LESSONS AND CAROLS
Sunday, December 26, 2021 | 10 AM service (only service today) | Holy Eucharist, Rite II

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
Sunday, January 2, 2022 | 10 AM service (only service today) | Holy Eucharist, Rite II

EPIPHANY PAGEANT
Friday, January 7, 2022 | 5:30 PM Chili Cookoff | 6:15 PM Pageant

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