Advent and Christmas

As we continue to return to more in-person activities, we are excited to offer many ways to connect this Advent and Christmas. Below is a list of highlights. Questions? E-mail Jason Franklin, the Director of Communications here >>

For In These Last Days:
Discovering the Real Themes of Advent
Sundays in Advent at 10:15 am

Through reading the book No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler, we will discuss how Advent points the way to understanding what pain, suffering, Incarnation and hope look like in God’s time.

Meals at Winston Salem Street School
Tue, Nov 30 and Dec 14
at 12:15 pm

We will continue our lunch ministry this fall and winter at the Winston Salem Street School. Learn more about outreach in Advent and Christmas here >>

Young Adult Taco Tuesdays
Last Tuesday of the Month at 6 pm

E-mail the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves for information at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org.

Confirmation Classes
Continues Dec 5 at 12:30 pm

Via Zoom for youth and in-person or online for adults.

Las Posadas
Sun, Dec 5 at 4:30 pm

As we journey with Mary and Joseph, we sing them songs to comfort them.  We carry candles to help light the way (children carry battery operated candles.) We will be outdoors, so dress warm.

Advent Lessons & Carols
Wed, Dec 8 at 5:30 pm

New this year, this service is inspired by the annual Advent Carol Service held at St. John’s College Chapel at the University of Cambridge in England.

Daring Disciples go Ice Skating
Sun, Dec 12 at 1:15 pm

Fourth and fifth graders are invited to participate in this fun outing.

Outreach at the Overflow Shelter
Most Tuesdays in Advent starting, Dec 14 at 6 pm

We will be providing and serving dinner at the Augsburg Lutheran Winter Overflow Men’s Shelter again this year. Learn more about outreach in Advent and Christmas here >>

Kids Café Christmas
Dinner
Thu, Dec 16 at 4 pm

Contact the Rev. Nancy Vaders to learn more. Learn more about outreach in Advent and Christmas here >>

A Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sun, Dec 19 at 5 pm

St. Paul’s is excited to present its fourteenth annual Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, back in person! The service was inspired by the Christmas Eve service of the same name held in King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.

St. Thomas Service
Wed, Dec 22 at 5:30 pm

Join us for this special service on the longest night of the year. Learn more about this service on page 11.

Christmas Pageant and Holy Eucharist
Fri, Dec 24 at 11 am

O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light! Child care for infants and toddlers will be available. If your children wish to participate, visit stpaulsws.org/pageant to sign your child up. RSVP for children wishing to be a part of the pageant is required. To RSVP, click here >>

Holy Eucharist on Christmas Eve
Fri, Dec 24 at 3 pm, 5 pm,
and 11 pm

The 11 pm service will include incense. Services are in-person and masked. The 5 pm service will be live-streamed.

Christmas Day Service
Sat, Dec 25 at 10 am

No child care will be provided. Children are encouraged to attend with their families.

The First Sunday After Christmas
Sun, Dec 26 at 10 am

Please note that there will only be one service this Sunday.

The Second Sunday after Christmas
Sun, Jan 2 at 8 am, 10 am,
and 5 pm

We will return to our normal service times on Jan 9.

Feast of Lights
Sun, Jan 9 at 5 pm

An annual tradition at St. Paul’s since 1927, this cherished service is back! The pageant depicts the Magi’s visit to the Christ child and the spreading of his light throughout the world.