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Advent and Christmas at Holy Cross

Advent

First Week of Advent

Advent Wreath Making
November 27, between the services

Advent Formation Series - Jesus Goes to the Movies: What is Christmas for?
November 29, 7:00-8:30pm
Meeting ID: 864 7208 3000
Passcode: Christmas

Second Week of Advent

CHO Shopping Trip for Youth
December 4, 11:15am

Advent Lessons and Carols
December 4, 5:00pm

Advent Formation Series - Jesus Goes to the Movies: What is Christmas for?
December 6, 7:00-8:30pm
Meeting ID: 864 7208 3000
Passcode: Christmas

Third Week of Advent

Women’s Christmas Tea
December 11, 3:00pm

Advent Formation Series - Jesus Goes to the Movies: What is Christmas for?
December 13, 7:00-8:30pm
Meeting ID: 864 7208 3000
Passcode: Christmas
Celebration of New Ministry and Reception for Rev. Kelly
December 14, 7:00pm

Fourth Week of Advent

Blue Christmas Service
Dec. 18, 5:00pm
Advent Formation Series - Jesus Goes to the Movies: What is Christmas for?
December 20, 7:00-8:30pm
Meeting ID: 864 7208 3000
Passcode: Christmas

Christmas

Christmas Eve, December 24

Come As You Are Pageant & Holy Eucharist, 3:30pm

Zoom link: Here Passcode: Christmas

Musical Prelude, 8:00pm
Festival Eucharist, 8:30pm

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Christmas Day, December 25

Holy Eucharist, 9:00 am

New Year's Day, January 1, 2023

Holy Eucharist, 9:00am

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Advent Lessons & Carols

Throughout the ages music has been used as a tool to deepen our prayers and bring us closer to the divine. We once again “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” at our annual Advent Lessons & Carols. This service of scripture and song is steeped in beauty and tradition that is uniquely Anglican.  We hope to see you there—and maybe even with a friend.

Advent Formation Series: Jesus Goes To The Movies: What is Christmas For?

A stereotypical Christmas movie follows a hard-hearted hero who becomes a better, more generous person when others help them rediscover "the true meaning of Christmas." What exactly is that? What is the meaning of Christmas? What is God doing in Jesus's birth? And what is the Church doing celebrating it? What is Christmas for?
Join Rev. Kevin online as we turn to the Scriptures and to movies that have nothing (?) to do with religion for some answers. Each Tuesday night in Advent, we'll pray, read Scripture, watch a short scene from a beloved holiday classic, discuss, and then pray more. We've got several Santas, a couple Christmas Carols, and one good Grinch. There's a Wonderful Life, a Nightmare, and a Miracle. We've got Home Alone and Die Hard. They all get their due. There's no homework, and you don't need to have seen the movies beforehand to join in the fun. Spoilers abound. Christ our Savior is born!

Women’s Christmas Tea

Women and girls of all ages are invited to enjoy the holiday season at our annual Christmas Tea. Bring your own teacup and a treat to share, and spend a relaxing afternoon getting to know your sisters of the parish. Have a friend you’d like to introduce to Holy Cross? This is the perfect first event. All are welcome. You can sign up to volunteer and RSVP here.

Blue Christmas Service

For many of us, Advent isn’t joyous, and Christmas isn’t likely merry. Perhaps, we’ve lost someone close. Perhaps, we’re unable to be with those we care about. Perhaps, there are times when we’re just not feeling “it,” whatever that’s supposed to be. For one reason or another, the season isn’t what we’d hoped or expected. Our Christmas isn’t white but blue.

Joy and peace are Christmas spirits, but so too are grief and a troubled heart. Join us for a special evening Eucharist and mark this holiday, whatever it's color.