Advent & Christmas at St. James St. Jacobs

10 am Advent 1 Dec 1

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Theme for Advent 1:  Preparing in Christ’s Presence - Do Less

Focus Question: What can you let go of or erase from your to-do list in order to be more present with Christ this Advent?   

Wreath Litany & Blessing: God, whose presence grants us stillness, Christ, whose peace helps us wait, Holy Spirit whose fire illumines our way, Bless us and keep us always. Amen 

10 am Advent 2 Dec 8

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Theme for Advent 2: 

Preparing in Christ’s Presence: Experience Wonder 

Focus Question: How can we experience wonder for God’s works and be fed by wonder in the midst of this busy season? Wreath Litany & Blessing:   

God, whose presence grants us stillness

Christ, whose peace helps us wait,

Holy Spirit whose fire illumines our way,

Bless us and keep us always. Amen  

10 am Advent 3 Dec 15

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Theme for Advent 3: 

Preparing in Christ’s Presence: Hold on to Hope

Focus Question: How can we hold on to hope in the midst of the world’s troubles? Wreath Litany & Blessing:   

God, whose covenant calls you to act, Christ, whose love leads you by grace, the Holy Spirit, whose wisdom points you toward hope, bless and keep you always.  Amen

10 am Advent 4 Dec 22

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Theme for Advent 4:  Preparing in Christ’s Presence:  Abide in Joy

Focus Question: How can you share the strength we find in the joy of the Lord? Wreath Litany & Blessing:   

God whose presence grants us stillness, Christ whose love fills us with awe, The Holy Spirit whose wisdom points us toward hope, bless us, give us joy and keep us always. Amen.

Amen

7:30 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight & Children's Pageant

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Since 1866 the congregation has celebrated with the children telling the story of the birth of Jesus. No rehearsals needed for the Christmas Pageant!

10 am Christmas Day Communion - All Welcome

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"O Come All Ye Faithful" and come those who have never heard of Jesus before.     St. James St. Jacobs in Saint Jacobs is the only Church in the Village with a worship service on Christmas Day. Everyone is welcome.