Advent at St. Mary's

Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 4, 2:00PM

On Sunday, December 4 at 2:00PM, come be a part of a journey into the season through scripture and song.  The service, led by our choir, weaves familiar passages of scripture with carols of anticipation and expectation.


Advent Book Study - Names for the Messiah by Walter Brueggemann
Thursdays in Advent, December 1-22, 12:00-1:00PM in the Barrett Room and Online
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During the lunchtime hour on Thursdays throughout the season of Advent, in-person or online, we will discuss the powerful book, Names for the Messiah, from noted Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.  In this four week study, he explores the scriptural names for the Holy One we anticipate in this sacred season, and the ways in which these names deepen our understanding of God’s love for us. 

The book is available in the parish office for a suggested donation of $10.00.  It is also available to be ordered online from a variety of distributors.  Pick one up today and join the conversation!



The Rector's Forum
Sunday Mornings at 9:00AM, Barrett Room

Back by popular demand, the Rector’s Forum in Advent will be grounded in reflections from the monks of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist.  Each week, one of the brothers will offer a short video reflection to launch our conversation. 

Join us on Sundays in Advent - December 4, 11, and 18 - at 9:00AM in the Barrett Room (second floor, above the Parish Hall). 

Godly Play
Sunday Mornings at 9:00AM, St. Luke Room
Based on Montessori principles, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond. Every week, children participate in sharing a story from the deep well of our Christian tradition and have the opportunity to engage with that story in creative response. Come join us!
Join us on Sundays in Advent - December 4, 11, and 18 - at 9:00AM in the St. Luke Room (second floor, above the Parish Hall). 
Service of Hope, Light, and Remembrance
Wednesday, December 21 at 5:30PM
Faithbridge United Methodist Church

In this Longest Night service of Hope and Light, we acknowledge that there are many for whom the holiday season is not a joyful time.  During this service of worship, we are invited to be our true selves and to allow our true feelings to be expressed, trusting in the light and hope revealed in Christ. 

This service will be held Wednesday, December 21 at 6:00PM at Faithbridge United Methodist Church (194 Aho Road).  Annually, this service is offered in partnership with friends from Faithbridge United Methodist Church and Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Morning Prayer
Weekdays, 8:30AM in the Church
Begin the day with this service of scripture readings and prayer.  We gather in the Church each weekday morning at 8:30AM.