Christmas season is here.
Welcome to St. John's
Whether you are visiting or exploring
what it means to have faith in God, you
are welcome here. No matter what your
cultural or ethnic tradition, your lifestyle,
your situation or need, you are welcome here. Wherever
you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome
at St. John's.
WORSHIP SERVICE EVERY SUNDAY AT 10.00 AM
Merry Christmas and may God's Grace
and Holly Spirit be with you during this special time.
News and Announcements
Sunday School is held every
Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in Hunting Lodge.
Thank you everyone for donating toys
and non-perishable foods for our Toy and Food Sunday last week. Christmas
Cheer will distribute them to needy families.
abound today as we celebrate the ministry of Archdeacon Eric Heidecker
and have the Reconsecration of our parishioners who began attending
St. John’s in the last quarter of their special year. Everyone is welcome
to share in the potluck in Hunting Lodge following the service.
the potluck today, those of you who can, please stay to help with the
Greening of the Church in preparation for the Christmas season. As always
many hands make light work.
would like to donate a Christmas poinsettia for the altar in memory
of a loved one, in thanksgiving or praise, please sign the special list in
Our Christmas Eve service will
begin at 7:00 p.m. with the singing of carols and the Children’s Pageant,
followed by the Eucharist at 7:30.
All children and young people are welcome to participate in the pageant.
Just arrange it today with the Sunday School teachers.
Christmas Day service will begin at 10:00 a.m.
next Preachers-in-Training class is Sunday, January 4, 2004 from 1:00-3:00
in Hunting Lodge
Annual Meeting of the parish will be after
the worship service on January 11, 2004. Please plan to attend.
Thank Offering boxes are available in the Narthex
Holy Eucharist December 24, 2003
Christmas Eve - 7:00 p.m.
Hymn #93 - Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Hymn #114 -‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Children’s Pageant - Hymns #87 and #101
Solo sung by Mary Ann Helman
THE WORD OF GOD
Hymn #83 - verses 1, 2, 3, 6 - O Come, All Ye Faithful
Acclamation and Collect for Purity Book of Common Prayer 355
Gloria Hymnal S280
Collect of the Day
The First Lesson - Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7
Hymn #110 - The Snow Lay on the Ground
Psalm 96: 1-4, 11, 12 BCP 725
Lesson - Titus 2:11-14
Hymn #99 - Go Tell It on the Mountain
The Gospel - Luke 2:1-20
The Homily - The Rev. Elizabeth Tattersall
The Nicene Creed BCP 358
Prayers of the People
The Peace BCP 392
THE HOLY COMMUNION
Hymn #109 - The First Noel
Eucharistic Prayer A BCP 361
Sanctus Hymnal S130
The Breaking of the Bread (All are welcome to receive communion)
Hymn #111 - Silent Night (in candle light)
Post Communion Prayer BCP 365
Hymn #96 - Angels we have Heard on High
Dismissal BCP 366
Organ Postlude played by Organist Bobbi Dowell
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