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Adult Catechesis

Sundays • 9.45a

Our Catechesis series on the Anglican Tradition of Reading Scripture will feature Advent themes and texts, including John Keble’s theology of the church calendar and Christina Rossetti’s Advent poetry:

December 3: Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Mirrors of Faith, lead by Jeffrey Barbeau

December 10: John Keble & Patristic Mystical Readings, lead by Matthew Milliner

December 17: Christina Rossetti: Love Incarnate, Love Divine, lead by Melody Schwarting

Feast of St. Nicholas

Wednesday • December 6 • 7p

Please join us for our traditional St. Nicholas celebration. We will celebrate this special feast day with our short theatrical production followed by games, activities, a craft, refreshments, a cookie exchange, and the St. Nicholas Shoppe. 

The evening is appropriate for the entire church family—young and old, married and single. So, please join us! Click here for more information.

Women’s Ornament Exchange

Saturday • 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 17 • 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.

Treehouse Christmas Party

Sunday • December 17 • 6.30-8.00p

After caroling, 4th–5th graders are welcome to our Christmas Party. Contact Jennifer Merck for more information.

Youth Christmas Party

Sunday • December 17 • 6.30-8.00p

After caroling, 6th–12th graders are welcome to our traditional White Elephant Christmas Party. Contact Fr. Rob Lewis for more information.

Advent IV

Sunday • December 24 • 10a

Single worship service, including Nursery and Children’s Worship. No Education & Formation Hour.

Holy Communion & Candlelight Carols

Sunday • December 24 • 7p

Welcome the Newborn King with carols and candlelight. Nursery available for ages 0-4.

Christmas Day Worship & Holy Communion

Monday • December 25 • 10a

Please join us Christmas morning. No nursery care or children’s programming, but as always, children are welcome in the service.

Christmas I

Sunday • December 31 • 10a

Single worship service, including Nursery and Children’s Worship through Kindergarten. No Education & Formation Hour.

The Feast of the Epiphany

Saturday • January 6 • 7p

Please join us as we remember and celebrate the Nativity. The arrival of the Magi reminds us of Christ, a Light for the whole world.

This “Twelfth Night” of Christmas will include a dramatic presentation wrapped in a Eucharistic service. Following the service, we will enjoy refreshments, fellowship, crafts, and activities downstairs with fire pits and hot drinks outside.

The evening is appropriate for the entire church family—young and old, married and single. We hope you’ll join us!

Epiphany I

Sunday • January 7 • 8.30/9.45/10.45

Two services and Education & Formation Hour resume.


Christmas Poinsettias

Sundays • December 10 • December 17

Red, pink, and white poinsettias will be available for purchase after both services for $17 per plant. They will beautify our Nave during the Christmas Season and can be designated in memory of a loved one or for blessings received. Contact Bonnie Jensen with questions.

A Tree for Hawthorne House

All Souls Youth are leading our Souls on Mission effort this season. Please join us by selecting an ornament from the tree by the front door, purchasing & wrapping the indicated gift for a Hawthorne House resident, and bringing it to All Souls by Sunday, December 17. Check out our website to learn more about Souls on Mission.

Daily Prayer

Pick up an Advent to Epiphany Daily Prayer Booklet and the monthly companion flyer, December Lectionary Readings and Collects, from our literature rack by the front door or print your own. Visit our prayer web page for other prayer resources, including intercessions for the Souls and resources from the Book of Common Prayer.

O Antiphons

We invite the Souls into the spiritual practice of reciting or singing the O Antiphons during the Octave of Christmas, December 17–29. An antiphon is a brief sentence of praise from Scripture that is sung or said before a Psalm or Canticle. Each O Antiphon highlights a title for the Messiah taken from the prophecy of Isaiah.

Since the early church, these Antiphons have been recited preceding the Magnificat during Evening Prayer, but they can be recited any time each day before Christmas Eve as a group or individual meditation on the Incarnation, during daily or family devotions, or even before Grace and the lighting of the Advent Candle at dinner. Click to print for home use. Copies are also available at church.

Jesse Tree

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.

Each post includes the reading for that day in Advent as well as an image to print and use on your own Jesse Tree. These images will be available in the literature rack and at the St Nicholas celebration. Or print the whole set at home.

Advent Music for the Souls

Enjoy the playlist the Souls have created and download who shared each piece and why.