December 20, 2016
Wednesday at Trinity Cathedral:
Cherub Choir at 4:30 p.m.
Eucharist with Healing at 5:05 p.m.
Dinner 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Tower Bell Ringers at 6:00 p.m.
Seraphim Choir at 6:15 p.m.
Classes for all ages at 6:15 p.m.
- Embracing the Prophets (Conference Room): Who were the Prophets? Were they ancient meddlers who enjoyed prognosticating about future events? Were they social activists crying out for reform? Or, were they messengers from God, standing in judgment over the political and religious leaders of the times? To find the answers, join a study by Dr. Walter Brueggemann, facilitated by George Harper.
- Advent in the Home (Baker Parlor): Christmas has increasingly become a holiday cut off from its purpose of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is, therefore, important for us to recapture the season of Advent as a time for preparing for Christmas. Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming.” Advent begins the church year, starting four Sundays before Christmas. The season of Advent has been set aside as a time of preparation for Christmas since at least the last half of the 6th century. Advent is a time for self-examination and asking for forgiveness as the church is preparing for Christ’s Second Coming even as it prepares for Christmas. Join Susan Allen as she presents some different and meaningful ways to bring Advent into your home this year.
- Crafty for Christmas (Staff Lounge): Love this time of year but feel like you never have time to do all those fun and creative Christmas ideas you found on Pinterest? Just show up and we will create some holiday crafts to make all your friends think you are the next Martha Stewart. Led by Annie Burton. For ages 12 - 122.
For more information on class offerings and their locations, please visit the Formation section on our website.
Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church:
Annual St. Francis House Christmas Basket Delivery
On December 22, EYC will once again help in the delivery of the Christmas baskets to residents in low-income housing downtown. EYC parents and friends are welcome to help, but please, no one under age 12. Plan to meet in the gym at Christ Episcopal Church at 9:15 a.m. for coffee, donuts and games while we await our building’s turn. Everyone will be finished by noon. For questions or to sign up, please email Annie Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish offices will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26.
Christmas Eve at Trinity Cathedral:
The Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. service will feature both Children’s Choirs and the Cathedral Choir. Alisa Coffey, harpist, will join the Cathedral Musicians in this beautiful choral Eucharist. The Christmas Eve 10:00 p.m. service will feature a string quartet from the Arkansas Symphony in Corelli’s Christmas Concerto. Holy Eucharist will begin at 10:30 p.m. with the Cathedral Choir offering Schubert’s Mass in G and John Rutter’s Nativity Carol. The Very Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller, III will be preaching at both services.
Christmas Day at Trinity Cathedral:
Christmas Day morning service is at 10:00 a.m. The Very Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller, III will be preaching. There is no Formation classes or Evensong service.