The Episcopal Church Calendar & Special  Services

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Advent and Christmas:

  • The Outreach Committee sponsors a collection of toys and gift cards for People-to-People Ministries' Christmas Toy Project.

  • Member of the congregation ring the bell for the Salvation Army.

  • St. Nicholas visits on the Sunday closest to his feast day.

  • Each Sunday in Advent, a new figure is added to our historic nativity scene in front of the altar.

  • A candlelight service is held on Christmas Eve and features traditional hymns.

Epiphany:

  • After the second service on Epiphany Sunday, the congregation gathers for an Epiphany party featuring the traditional cake with hidden charms.  Whoever finds the ring charm is the host for next year's party! 

Lent:

  • The men of the parish host an annual pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday. 

  • The Season of Lent begins with services on Ash Wednesday.

  • Throughout the Lenten season, we gather for simple soup suppers and a weekly lenten study program.

  • Original artwork depicting Jesus on the day of his crucifixion is hung in the church and everyone is encouraged to pray the Stations of the Cross.

Holy Week and Easter:

  • Holy week begins on Palm Sunday with the reading of The Passion. 

  • Holy Week continues with special services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and The Great Vigil of Easter.

  • The minimalist Lenten decorations are removed from the church and replaced with beautiful flowers and hand-painted floral banners in celebration of Easter Sunday.

  • There is an Easter egg hunt for the children after the Easter Sunday service.

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