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SEASONAL


As we experience the four weather seasons; Spring, Summer, Fall (Autumn), Winter there are Seasons of Faith.

Our Faith Seasons begin with the preparation for and the Birth of Jesus – Advent and Christmas.

Epiphany marks the beginning of Jesus’ teaching with His Baptism.

Lent is  a time of reflection reminding us of Jesus’ time in the dessert and being tested by Satan.

This reflection prepares us for Easter, the death and resurection of Jesus.

The balance of the year is ordinary time” or Pentecost.  

Advent and Christmas

Please join us as we prepare through the Advent Season to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

 The climax of the celebration is Christmas!

Advent 1 – Sunday, December 1, 2024 – Service with Holy Communion at 10:00 am

Advent 2 – Sunday, December 8, 2024 – Service of Morning Prayer at 10:00 am

Advent 3 – Sunday, December 15, 2024 – Service of Carols and Readings at 10:00 am

Advent 4 – Sunday, December 22, 2024 – Service with Holy Communion at 10:00 am

Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24, 2024 – Service with Holy Communion and Sharing of the Light                                                                                              (candles) at 4:00 pm

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2024 – The Birth of the Lord,                                                                                                                                                                        Service with Holy Communion at 10:00 am

First Sunday after Christmas – Sunday, December 29, 2024, Service with Morning Prayer at 10:00 am

Epiphany

Epiphany is a time of learning about Jesus and the message of love and service that He brings to all people.

Epiphany begins on January 6th and continues until the beginning of Lent.

This year we celebrate Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2025.

Lent

The season of Lent begins with the celebration of Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Pancake Day, on Tuesday, March 5, 2025

Lent is a time to think about our lives, what we have done, what we have not done, and planning to do better in the future. 

It is a time of prayer, resolution and forgiveness.

We are preparing to receive the best gift of all, everlasting life, by the sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross.

Easter

Passion or Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024 begins Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2024

Good Friday, March 29, 2024

Easter or Rescurection Day, Sunday, March 31, 2024

The Easter weeks follow.

Pentecost

Jesus returned from the dead on Easter and during the following weeks appeared to the deciples and others from time to time, supporting them in spreading His word.

At Pentecost, God sent his Holy Spirit upon the deciples to be with them, always.

Sunday, May 19, 2024 we celebrate this event.

The “ordinary time” or Season of Pentecost follows until Advent.