December 1, 2019
9:30 am - Advent Intergenerational Sunday School
Come learn about Advent as we prepare our hearts and learn about the different weeks of Advent. Each family will have the opportunity to make their own Advent wreath for their family to take with them to celebrate the season.
10:30 am - Lessons & Carols
This liturgy aims to recapture that Advent longing and hope. It begins in darkness with the Advent Responsory, in which Christ's coming is announced. The Blessing of Light follows, and, as the Service unfolds, the cathedral is transformed from darkness to light. The scripture readings come in pairs. An Old Testament reading speaks of God’s promise. A New Testament reading proclaims how the promise is being fulfilled in Christ. And each pair is accented by a musical response that heightens our expectation and invites our trust in the coming of Christ as Judge and Redeemer. (St. James Music Press)
December 3, 2019
6:00 pm - Advent Adventure
Join us to kick off Advent with this fun St. Thomas' tradition! Dinner is at 6, and all is provided- Lee's fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings (vegetarian and gluten free options also). After dinner, kids of all ages are invited to make their own edible nativity scenes, and the children will decorate the parish hall Christmas tree.
December 13, 2019
7:30 pm - Raise on High a Gladsome Voice
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church presents an evening of Advent anthems in a short 45 minute concert. The St. Thomas' choir and guest singers will be joined with a professional vocal quartet and instrumentalists. Our own Abby Outlaw, Kelsey Snyder, Matthew Hassmer, and Jim Smith-Parham are vocal soloists. Instrumentalists include Violaine Michel, who recently played at St. Thomas' on violin, Victoria Hamrick on oboe, Christopher Kim on cello, and Michael Simpson on the organ. The beautiful anthems reflect the anticipation for the coming of Christ. The concert is free to the public with a reception to follow.
December 22, 2019
9:30 am - Youth Group Sneaky Santa Gift Exchange Party
During Sunday school, middle and high school youth are invited to join us for this fun holiday tradition.Bring a small, silly, inexpensive (WRAPPED) gift,and enjoy some holiday goodies, which will be provided.
7:00 pm - Cookies & Carols
Join us for our second annual Cookies & Carols event. The church will provide cider and drinks, just bring some cookies to share and we’ll sing and celebrate the season together!
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019
4:30 pm - Christmas Pageant
7:30 pm - Family Eucharist
10:30 pm - Candlelight Eucharist
Christmas Day, December 25, 2019
10:30 am - Christmas Eucharist
Potluck Brunch beforehand at 9:30