Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Services at St. Margaret's, December 2017

Wednesday December 20th:
7:00 p.m. ‘When Christmas Hurts’. This year, do you feel like Christmas is for everyone else? Are difficult circumstances in your life making it hard for you to enter into the spirit of the season? If so, we’d like to invite you to our ‘When Christmas Hurts’ service. The service will acknowledge the pain that makes it difficult for us to enter into the celebration of Christmas. We will have an opportunity to offer specific prayer requests and to light a prayer candle, if desired, either in memory of a loved one or in token of a special need. This event is co-sponsored by St. Margaret’s and St. Patrick’s Anglican Churches along with Crosslife Church. All are welcome.

Sunday December 24th (4th Sunday in Advent):
10.00 a.m. Holy Communion: We will only be having one morning service on this day, using the Bible readings for the 4th Sunday of Advent.

Sunday December 24th (Christmas Eve):
4.00 p.m. Informal Holy Communion for Families. The first part of the service (readings, sermon, prayers of the people) will be simplified and adapted and will include and informal children’s play. Hot chocolate and birthday cake for Jesus will be served after the service. We hope that families with young children will find this a good service to attend.

9.30 p.m. Holy Communion by Candlelight. The traditional late night service, lit for the first part by candlelight, with the carols and readings of Christmas – a thoroughly magical experience.

Tuesday Dec. 25th (Christmas Day):
10.00 a.m. Holy Communion. There is something very special about getting up on Christmas morning and making the celebration of Holy Communion the first main act of your Christmas Day. Put Jesus and his birth at the centre of your Christmas celebration as you join your fellow-Christians around the Lord’s Table.

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