St. James’ Church – Advent/Christmas Worship and Events 2013
Contact: Linda Adams T: 604-685-2532 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.stjames.bc.ca
Sunday, December 1 Advent Sunday
8:30 am Low Mass
10:30 am High Mass
4:00 pm Advent Lessons and Carols Service
A feast of songs and scripture by candlelight, followed by a special Advent Boutique in the Parish Hall.
Sale of knitting, jams, jellies, baked goods, crafts and more,
after Low Mass (8:30 am), High Mass (10:30 am) and the Advent
Lessons & Carols service (4:00 pm).
Saturday, Dec. 7 Advent Quiet Day
10:00 am This year’s Quiet Day will be dedicated as a day of vigil with the purpose of commending our endeavors described by the Parish Review to the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit.
Sunday, Dec. 15 Oculus Choir Christmas Lessons and Carols
4:00 pm Christmas Lessons and Carols in partnership with the Oculus Chamber Choir
Tuesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
5:00 pm First Evening Prayer of Christmas
5:30 pm Vigil Mass of the Nativity - a family Liturgy in the Lady Chapel with carols and nativity costumes. Come dressed as a sheep, a king, a cow, a Mary, a Joseph, a star, an angel, even Herod!
10:00 pm Musical Prelude
10:30 pm Solemn High Mass of the Nativity with procession and blessing of
Wednesday, Dec 25. Christmas Day
8:00 am Morning Prayer
8:30 am Low Mass of the Dawn
10:30 am Procession to the Creche & Solemn High Mass of the Day
5:00 pm Second Evening Prayer of Christmas
Monday, January 6 The Epiphany
6:30pm Procession to the Creche with the Blessing of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh & Solemn High Mass followed by potluck dinner.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Recording of John Donne's Second Prebend sermon
In April 2012, People's Warden, Paul Stanwood, recorded one of the greatest sermons in the English language. John Donne's Second Prebend sermon is an extended and glorious meditation on Psalm 63:7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. You can listen and watch the video by clicking here.