CHRISTMAS

ADVENT STUDY

St Catherines will offer two Advent Study Groups this year. Daily devotional brochures will be provided to anyone interested and there will be a meeting once a week for group discussion.

There will be a Wednesday group starting Wednesday Nov 29 – Dec 20 at 11:15am – 12:15 in the Godly Play room beside Gail’s office. There will also be a group on Sunday starting Sunday Dec 3 – Dec 24 from 10am – 11am.

If you are interested in attending, please let Pat or Tony know.

We also have daily devotional for Advent for youth. If you have a child that is aged 8-15 that would be interested in attending a group discussion on Sundays starting Dec 3 – 24 from 10am – 11am, please contact Pat Ratcliffe: pardesign@shaw.ca

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

All are welcome to our Christmas services which will be held in the Sanctuary unless otherwise noted

Sunday, December 17
     Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols Service
     8:30 am Eucharist

Thursday, December 21
     Longest Night Service
    6:30 – 7:30 pm

Trinity United will lead this service which focuses on the needs of those who are suffering the loss of a loved one, experiencing crisis in their lives, or various other circumstances that make this time of year difficult.  You do not need to be in such a situation but could attend to support those in need of a reassuring presence.

Sunday December 24  
    Christmas Eve (all services will be held in the church hall)
    8:30 am  Fourth Sunday of Advent
    3:00 pm  Family Christmas Service
    9:30 pm  Carols and 10:00 pm Christmas Eucharist Service

Monday December 25
    Christmas Day (in the church hall)
    10:00 am Eucharist

Sunday December 31   
    Epiphany
    8:30 am  Eucharist

This is a service usually celebrated on January 6 (a Saturday)  but can be moved to a Sunday.  As January 7 is The Baptism of the Lord it gets moved back to December 31.

Sunday January 7, 2018
    The Baptism of the Lord
    8:30 am Eucharist
    followed by a potluck brunch in the church hall.