Christmas Services

Dec. 16th–Blue Christmas service at 5pm, with supper following. Dec. 23rd–Christmas Pageant  10am. Dec. 24th–Children’s Christmas Eve service at 4pm. Dec. 24th–Musical Prelude at 9:30pm, followed by Festival Eucharist at 10pm. Dec. 25th–Holy Eucharist at 9am. Dec. 30th–Congregational Lessons and Carols 10am.

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Our Holy Days Are Near…

  Palm Sunday As we near the end of Lent, we celebrate Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday. At the beginning of the liturgy, we receive palms in memory of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. We become the part of the crowd of pilgrims who had...

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The Meaning of Communion

January 15th, 2016 by the Rev. Janet Vincent Yesterday I spent a few hours working on a benefit for Holy Cross School in Grahmstown, South Africa. The school is the work of the Order of the Holy Cross, an Episcopal Church (USA) order of religious men. In 1998 they were...

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Advent reflections

Advent, the four weeks set aside in the church calendar to prepare for Christmas, is my favorite season.  It reorients me in time, reminding me that we live in the brief interval between Christ’s birth and Christ’s return.  It really is a brief moment in the grand scheme of things,...

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Growth through Sharing 4

This is the fourth and final reflection on stewardship by parishioner Martha Brittell. Nov. 15th       Walking into the house I heard Laurel’s voice leaving a message on my answering machine.  I didn’t hurry to pick up the phone.  It was that time of year and I had...

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Growth Through Sharing 3

This is the third of four stewardship reflections by Martha Brittell. Nov. 8th, 2015 Almost anyone entering our cottage would find the air to be musty, but not me.  That smell carries me away and I am a ten-year-old, sandy, sunburned girl playing cards on the floor with my brother...

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Growth through Sharing 2

This is the second of four stewardship reflections by parishioner Martha Brittell.   October 25th, 2015 My visit to see family in Chicago last weekend was an opportunity for my sister Ruth and me to share a conversation with our mother which we recorded for family, especially grandchildren.  We listened...

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Growth through Sharing 1

This is the first in a series of four reflections by parishioner Martha Brittell on stewardship. October 18th, 2015 “Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20) Many of us dream and work to stake a claim on a piece of land...

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