Longest Night Dec. 12, Christmas Pageant Dec. 16, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
The Longest Night: Wednesday night the 12th at 7 pm, we’ll honor the difficult moments of the holiday season with our Longest Night service in the Chapel, often referred to as the Blue Christmas service. Christmas - and the whole holiday season - can bring up some sadness in us, whether because it reminds us of some painful memories, or because we’re missing someone treasured but departed. It’s not for nothing that Christmas comes in the midst of the longest nights, though; by honoring the arrival of Jesus the Light at the very darkest time of the year, we announce that God is at work in the dark, preparing us for something that will arrive and begin lightening our world. But for dawn to come, we need to embrace the longer and longer nights, and we do so by honoring the Longest Night each year.
Pageant Prep Continues: Click here to view a detailed pageant preparation schedule from Rev. Robin! Remember to mark your calendar for the Christmas Pageant on December 16 at 5 PM!
Last Sunday for Giving Tree: Reminder that wrapped Giving Tree gifts are due this Sunday, December 9. We are very pleased to announce that all of this year's Giving Tree children have been spoken for! We do still have time to purchase additional gift cards for our families though, so if you have not yet contributed and would like to do so, we will continue accepting monetary donations through Sunday afternoon. Just stop by the table in Parker Hall on Sunday. Thanks again, St. Cross, for all of the support and generosity!
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: On December 24 at 4 PM, we will have our Family Christmas Eve Service, and at 9 PM we will have Carols followed by our Christmas Eve Festive Holy Eucharist. On Christmas Day the 25th, our Christmas Morning Eucharist is at 10 AM.