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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 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.  

 

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

Help us plan for Christmas at Calvary by letting us know which service you will be attending and the number of people attending with you. This is not an official reservation, simply a sign-up to help us plan.

Sign up here.

Masks are required for all services. If RSVPs suggest that more than 200 people are attending a single service, the ropes between pews will be removed.

If you or any of your family has an upper respiratory infection or symptoms, please worship with us from home via live stream at 5:30 p.m.

Nursery care for children 5 and under will be offered at the 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. worship 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.

All are invited to join us for our annual Christmas pageant during the 3:30 Christmas Eve service. Our Christmas pageant will look a little different this year, as it is a no rehearsal Christmas pageant. All ages are welcome to participate in the pageant, all you need to do is to show up at 3:00 p.m. and find the costume table located right outside the library. We will have many different quick and easy-to-put-on costumes for you to choose from! Most of the costumes have been designed and crafted by our very own Katie Rogers. Once you are costumed, you are welcome to head into the nave to find a seat, the narrator will call you up by role and give you instructions on where to go. We are so excited about this year’s Christmas Pageant and hope you and your family will be involved!

 

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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