The seasons of the church year are set out to represent the
birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We are careful at St. John's
to prepare well for the important festivals, including observing a holy
Advent leading up to the Feast of the Nativity, Christmas.
I, Lessons and Carols, and Advent IV - Nine Lessons and Carols
- see calendar
These wonderful celebrations of scipture and music are seasonal highlights.
Fashioned like a vigil leading up to Christmas, they recounts the story
of the promise of the ages being kept in God's sending of Jesus, born
of Mary. Anthems, carols and beloved readings make up these services of
Eve, 4pm - Christmas Living Nativity
A highlight each year, with our youth and children we present a living
nativity outdoors... telling the story of the first Christmas, shepherds,
angels, sheep, costumes and all. We welcome visitors of all ages, families,
kids, seniors or singles. Dress warmly, to get safely to the hot chocolate
afterwards. This event will have you on your way in plenty of time for
children to be settled, ready for the visit of St. Nicholas, or you are
welcome to remain and attend Choral Eucharist.
Eve, 7:30pm and 10:30pm
Full, sung choral Eucharists crown our Christmas celebrations. You are
welcome at these services which include beloved carols, anthems and the
reading of the Christmas gospel. Merry Christmas!
Christmas Day is second only to Easter as a high feast in the Church.
At 10:30am, Christmas Communion is celebrated in the community. This service
includes carols, a warm welcome and the good news of Christ's birth. You
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