Advent and Christmas Schedule Twining of the Greens
Advent and Christmas Schedule
The church year draws to a close with the Feast of Christ the King on November 20th. Advent is the longest it can be this year because Christmas Day is on a Sunday; We have much to look forward to in our worship life! Keep this schedule of services handy and plan to celebrate with our church community. And don’t forget the Thanksgiving to New Year’s season can be quite lonely for people. Why not invite someone to church? Sunday, November 20th, The Feast of Christ the King 9:15 a.m. Children’s and Adult Education time begins 10:00 a.m. La Santa Eucaristia, El Buen Pastor 10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist with Baptism Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 23rd 11:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) and Laying on of Hands for Healing Sunday, November 27th, The First Sunday of Advent 9:15 a.m. Children’s and Adult Education time begins 10:00 a.m. La Santa Eucaristia, El Buen Pastor 10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist and Blessing of the Advent Wreath Wednesday, November 30th, The Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle 11:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) and Laying on of Hands for Healing Sunday, December 4th, The Second Sunday of Advent 9:15 a.m. Children’s and Adult Education time begins 10:00 a.m. La Santa Eucaristia, El Buen Pastor 10:30 a.m. The Official Visitation to Good Shepherd’s English-speaking congregation by the Twelfth Bishop of Utah, The Rt. Rev. Phyllis Spiegel. The Holy Eucharist, followed by a festive Coffee Hour Wednesday, December 7th, The Feast of St. Ambrose of Milan 11:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) with Laying on of Hands for Healing Sunday, December 11th, The Third Sunday of Advent and Observance of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 9:15 a.m. Children’s and Adult Education time begins 10:00 a.m. No service in Spanish at El Buen Pastor 10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist in English and Spanish, joint service of Good Shepherd and El Buen Pastor with traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe hymns, followed by a festive coffee hour. Wednesday, December 14th 11:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (Rite I) with Laying on of Hands for Healing Saturday, December 17th 4:00 p.m. Las Posadas, El Buen Pastor, a traditional Latino procession from place to place as Mary and Joseph seek shelter for the birth of Jesus, but are turned away from each home. All are welcome! Sunday, December 18th, The Fourth Sunday of Advent 9:15 a.m. Children’s and Adult Education time begins 10:00 a.m. La Santa Eucaristia, El Buen Pastor 10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist with Advent Lessons and Carols Wednesday, December 21st 11:00 a.m. No Holy Eucharist today Thursday, December 22nd 5 p.m. The Twining of the Greens. All are welcome to wind and hang the greens and decorate the church for Christmas inside and out. Bring gloves and clippers if you have them and a dish to share for a potluck. Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th 3:00 p.m. The Holy Eucharist with Children’s Pageant and Carols, in English and Spanish 10:30 p.m. Carol singing and Special Music 11:00 p.m. Festival Midnight Mass with Special Music Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th 10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist with Carols 4:30 p.m. La Santa Eucaristia, El Buen Pastor Wednesday, December 28th 11:00 a.m. No Holy Eucharist today Sunday, January 1, 2023, The Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ 10:00 a.m. La Santa Eucaristia, El Buen Pastor 10:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist with Carols Wednesday Eucharists resume January 4, 2023.
Twining of the Greens
Mark your calendars on December 22nd for the annual “Twining of the Greens.” In this annual tradition, parishioners take leftover Christmas trees and twine them into garlands to decorate the chapels. This year we will twine the greens, decorate the Christmas tree in Tuttle Hall and have a Potluck Supper. Plan to meet at Good Shepherd at 5 p.m. to join the various work parties of your choice. The following teams will be working:
Twine the greens and then place them in the Sanctuary and clean up after they are placed.
Decorate the Tuttle Hall (which is all artificial greens) and clean up after the decorating.
Setup the Potluck meal and clean up following the meal.
If you are new to our congregation, you are invited to bring a Christmas ornament to add to the Christmas tree. If you are a long-time member and have not brought an ornament in the past you are also invited to bring an ornament from your family to add to the tree. Wear your jeans, bring wire cutters, pruners and work gloves. We will also have a team of men to place all the wooden supports for the greens prior to this Sunday event. Contact Tim Wilson through the church office to plan the date if you can help. We all share a wonderful meal after all the decorating and cleaning up has been done. Please plan to join us for the fun of working together to prepare our worship and social spaces (as well as your own hearts) for the Christmas celebration and get to know your fellow parishioners. Watch the bulletin board outside the Office and Attic for the signup sheets.
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