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Advent Adult Catechesis
Sundays • 9.30a
During our Education & Formation Hour during Advent, we will focus on our Gospel readings in Matthew. We invite you to follow along using N.T. Wright’s devotional, Advent for Everyone—Matthew, which includes a brief daily reading outside the Sunday lectionary. Each week a different instructor will open the Book of Matthew with us:
- Advent I: A Time to Wait
- Advent II: A Time to Repent
- Advent III: A Time to Heal
- Advent IV: A Time to Love
Advent Morning Prayer
Wednesdays • 8a
Join the Souls on Zoom for Advent Morning Prayer on Wednesdays. Contact Deacon Mary with questions.
Fridays • 5p
Quiet is often hard to find in the busyness of our days. Advent Yoga gives us the opportunity to carve out a space to meet with God and intentionally calm ourselves—mind, body and soul—as we prepare ourselves for Christmas. Join us in the Undercroft in person or join via Zoom.
Feast of St. Nicholas
Tuesday • December 6 • 7p
Please put our traditional St. Nicholas celebration on your calendar. We are bringing back our theatrical production with games, refreshments, cookie exchange, and the St. Nicholas Shoppe downstairs afterward.
This memorable event is wonderful for all ages, part of our Advent preparation for Christmas. If you are not familiar with our celebration or Bishop Nicholas of Myra (modern day Turkey), we hope you will join us and be inspired. We might consider Bishop Nicholas a soul on mission. His bold and observant compassion offers an example for all those who want to follow Jesus in their own special way.
You might also enjoy our 2020 tale of St. Nicholas or find resources for learning about St. Nicholas and celebrating his life at the St. Nicholas Center. Our 2019 blog post also tells the story of Bishop Nicholas, along with our traditional plans for the celebration we are returning to this year.
Women’s Ornament Exchange
Friday • December 16 • 7p
We hope you’ll join us to celebrate this year. Bring a wrapped ornament ($5–$15) and an appetizer or dessert to share. RSVP to Ann McCarthy.
Sunday • December 18 • 4.00p
All the Souls are invited to gather for Christmas caroling. Meet in the church parking lot. Please RSVP so we are sure to have sufficient transportation.
Youth Christmas Party
Sunday • December 18 • 6.30-8.00p
All youth are welcome to our traditional White Elephant Christmas Party! If you are in 6th-12th grade, please join us for food, fun, and fellowship. Bring a “found” object from your house and wrap it up with Christmas paper. (No bought gifts!) Pizza. Games. And fun! Questions (including location)? Contact Fr. Rob Lewis.
Holy Communion & Candlelight Carols
Saturday • December 24 • 7p
Welcome the Newborn King with carols and candlelight. Nursery available for ages 0-4.
Christmas Day Worship & Holy Communion
Sunday • December 25 • 10.30a
Please join us Christmas morning. Nursery available for ages 0-4. No Education & Formation Hour. No Children’s Worship. As always, children are welcome in the service.
The Feast of the Epiphany
Friday • January 6 • 7p
Join the Souls as we celebrate the Epiphany. Look for more info as we head toward the Christmas Season.
A Tree for Outreach
All Souls Youth are leading our Souls on Mission effort this season. Please join us by selecting an ornament from the tree in the Narthex, purchasing the gift, and bringing it to All Souls by Sunday, December 4. Learn more about the project in our Souls on Mission blog post.
Visit our prayer web page for Advent resources from the Book of Common Prayer, including a booklet of supplementary prayers to print at home. Pick up an Advent to Epiphany Daily Prayer Booklet at All Souls, or print your own. You’ll find a month of daily readings on a sheet in the Narthex.
Whether you use a Jesse Tree in your home during Advent, or if you would simply like to engage with the biblical narrative during this season, check out each of our Jesse Tree blog posts.
Advent Music for the Souls
Enjoy the playlist the Souls have created and download who shared each piece and why.