Christmas at the Advocate: December 24 – January 6

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And the Word became flesh and dwelled among us….

In this Season of Christmas, the most important gift you have to bring to God at the Advocate, or whatever church you visit, is your self, your presence, with open heart and mind. Whether or not you have a critter*, a gift, a dish to share, or branches from a tree, all are welcome and invited to join the celebration of the Incarnation — come and be present with the God who is with us in Jesus.

Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM. Holy Eucharist with carols and candles. As you are able, please bring a critter for the creche*.img_6518-1

Sunday, December 25      Christmas Day
10 AM      Holy Eucharist with Carols

Sunday, January 1     The First Sunday After Christmas
10 AM      Holy Eucharist with Carols

IMG_9339Friday, January 6      The Feast of the Epiphany!

7 PM     Burning of the Greens, Informal Eucharist and Kings Cake! Bring branches from your Christmas tree to burn and celebrate the light in the darkness and the arrival of the sages from afar.

Other News

Feed the Hungry — Support the InterFaith Council Food Pantry and Holiday Meals Program
As you do your weekly shopping, why not pick up an item or two to give to those who can’t afford it and add it to your offering on Sunday?
Also, to find out how to provide a holiday meal for a family in need, click here.

*Critters for the Creche
While we have figures for our Advocate creche, carved of wood in Haiti, we still invite kids of all ages to bring critters from home to visit the baby Jesus in our creche in front of the altar for any or all of our Christmas liturgies. For Christmas Eve, the cow, Mary, Joseph and the critters all  join the creche before the Baby Jesus arrives in the processional. In subsequent liturgies, critters can be placed in the creche any time before or during the liturgy.IMG_9348