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Advent & Christmas at Calvary

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Advent & Christmas at Calvary

Advent Unbound Devotional Resource, Anytime

Pick up a copy of “Advent Unbound,” a companion to the Advent season for individuals and households with readings, reflections, and poetry. And get a sneak peek at one of our Lenten Preaching Series guests, Pádraig ÓTuama, and his popular podcast “Poetry Unbound.” This printed resource is available around Calvary on all the flat surfaces, or you can download a digital version.

 

Advent Wreath Making Festival | Sunday, Nov. 28 | 11:30 a.m.

Calvary’s annual Advent Wreath Festival will be held Sunday, Nov. 28 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  Make your very own Advent wreath. Some greenery will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Wreaths and wreath materials are free of charge.

 

Advent Unbound In-person | Wednesdays |  Dec. 1, 8, 15 | 6:15-7:15 p.m.
The Rev. Katherine Bush

An open and casual Wednesday night conversation with the Rev. Katherine Bush. We’ll use the “Advent Unbound” readings as a starting point and see where it takes us. Come whether you’ve read or listened or not to recenter in this busy season.  

 

A Service of Advent Lessons & Carols | Sunday, Dec. 5 | 5 p.m.

Join us for a traditional candlelight service of scripture, poetry, and song to prepare your heart for the birth of Christ. Nursery care will be offered for children under 5.

 

Tracy K. Smith: The Call of Advent | Sunday, Dec. 12 | 9:15 a.m.
The Rev. Katherine Bush

Former Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith speaks with a confident voice about the beauty and the strangeness of this world.  She’s not quite John the Baptist, but she does call to us to look again at our lives, our lives with others, and our lives with God.  

 

Wendell Berry: Nativity, Incarnation, and The Givenness of Things | Sunday, Dec. 19 | 9:15 a.m.
The Rev. Scott Walters

 

Among other things, Wendell Berry is a farmer, poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and Christian, not necessarily in that order. As we approach the Feast of the Nativity, we’ll explore themes in a few of Berry’s vivid and accessible poems that can help ground our spiritual lives in this given world into which Jesus was born.

 

Emmanuel Meal | Monday, Dec. 20 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year Calvary’s Emmanuel Meal for our neighbors experiencing homelessness will include turkey and all the trimmings, gifts for our neighbors, and more. Sign up to help set up, serve, or clean up.

 


Calvary Episcopal Church Christmas Services

 

Christmas Eve at 3:30 p.m.
with Children’s Christmas Pageant

This lively liturgy is specially designed for families with children, but all are welcome. The service features music led by the St. Cecilia and Boys and Girls choirs and brass. Nursery care will be offered for children under 5.

 

Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. 

This Festival Eucharist is family-friendly and features music led by the Calvary Choir and brass. Nursery care will be offered for children under 5.

 

Christmas Eve at 10:30 p.m.

This service begins with the Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi at 10:30 p.m. A Festival Eucharist will follow at 11 p.m. and will reflect the glory and beauty of the story of Christ’s birth with Anglican worship with candlelight and incense.

 

Christmas Day at 4 p.m. 

Celebrate the birth of Christ with carols and quiet reflection on our greatest gift of all.

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