Advent Lessons & Carols
Beloved in Christ, in this season of Advent, let it be our care and delight to prepare ourselves to hear again the message of the Angels, and in heart and mind to go even unto Bethlehem, to see the Babe lying in a manger. Let us read and mark in Holy Scripture the tale of the loving purposes of God from the first days of our disobedience unto the glorious Redemption brought us by his holy Child; and let us look forward to the yearly remembrance of his birth with hymns and songs of praise. So begins the bidding prayer of Advent Lessons & Carols.
Please join us this Sunday, December 16, at 6:00 PM for this beautiful service – meant to help prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas. Scripture will be read and Advent carols will be sung by the choir and congregation. All are welcome!
Please note that the service will include the use of incense.
Candlelight Café December 19
Parishioners are encouraged to come relax in Grace Church’s Candlelight Café during the holiday season! After dinner we will linger a bit over our coffee and dessert and enjoy programs for the whole family.
Dinner at 5:30 PM
The menu on December 19 is roast beef, salad, boursin mashed potatoes, asparagus, rolls, santa cupcakes, red velvet cheesecake. The vegetarian entree option is cauliflower and cashew vindaloo and children are offered a 1/2 portion of the regular entree or PB&J, cookies.
Meal reservations are due by 12:00 PM each Monday. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office. Adult meals are $10/each and youth meals (grades 6-12) are $5/each. There is no charge for children 5th grade and under. Please visit our website for additional payment and policy details.
A nursery is available for children age 4 and under by reservation only. Older children are encouraged to participate in all of our Candlelight Café events.
Program at 6:30 PM
Come enjoy dinner together and then spread some Christmas joy by going caroling at New Horizons. We’ll caravan from Grace immediately after dinner.
- December 18 – January 2: COG Holiday
- December 24-27: Parish Office Closed
- December 24: Christmas Eve – services at 4:00 & 11:00 PM
- December 25: Christmas Day – service at 10:00 AM
- January 12: Mindful Silence Retreat
- January 18-20: Women’s Retreat
- January 26: Kinnara Concert – Transendence
- Full Calendar of Events
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