Sunday, December 27
The First Sunday after Christmas

Masks and social distancing required for all services.
Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8 a.m.
In-person attendance for up to 10 worshippers
Please sign up in advance here.
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10 a.m.
In-person attendance for up to 10 worshippers
Please sign up in advance here.
Also live-streamed at 10 a.m.
Worship Notes, Sunday, December 20, 10 a.m.
Fr. Ben Hankinson, officiating, Henry H. Evans, Organist

Coffee Hour via Zoom, following the 10 a.m. service.

Communion station at 12 p.m. on the rear church lawn.
Readings for December 27
The Holy Gospel | John 1: 1-18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.'") From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known.
Make Your Offering!
Schedule for the Week of December 27

  • Evening Prayer, Sunday, 7 p.m.+
  • Holy Eucharist, The Holy Innocents, Monday, 7 p.m. ++
  • Holy Eucharist, Feast of St. John, Tuesday, 7 p.m. ++
  • Noonday Prayer, Wednesday, 12:05 p.m.+
  • Noonday Prayer, Thursday, 12:05 p.m.+
  • Holy Eucharist, The Holy Name, Friday, 7 p.m. ++
  • Week-End Update Newsletter, Saturday, midday delivery
+ Designates a Facebook Livestream service
++ Designates an in-person and Facebook Livestream service.

Looking Ahead
  • Feast of The Epiphany, Holy Eucharist, January 6, 7 p.m.++
  • Annual Meeting, first or second Sunday in May (tbd)
Feast Days Coming Up!

As we make our way through the Twelve Days of Christmas, we also keep a number of the church's feasts. Attend online or in-person for these occasions: St. John, The Holy Innocents, and The Holy Name. All services, as indicated above, will be at 7 p.m. and open to in-person attendance. No signup is necessary. Service information is available here.
Advent Series: Becoming a Beloved Community

Thank you to Fr. Ben and Dr. Liz McKenney for leading the recent Advent series on Tuesdays. Recordings of the four Tuesday evening discussions will be available on the parish website at this link.
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