Holidays at SMSJ

Advent

The first season of the church year, advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues through the day before Christmas. The name advent is derived from a Latin word for “coming.” At SMSJ, we celebrate the four weeks of advent with the following themes:

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Advent 1: Hope
November 28, 2021

Advent 2: Peace
December 5, 2021

Advent 3: Joy
December 12, 2021

Advent 4: Love

December 19, 2021

In addition to our Advent Sunday Services, we are participating in a daily advent word activity through Forward Movement. Each day of advent is assigned a word for reflection which can be found at AdventWord.org, posted in the sanctuary, or received via direct email from Forward Movement. Participants are encouraged to post photos, written responses, crafts, drawings, poems, and Holy Spirit-filled posts to their social media with the tag #AdventWord. Gathering a worldwide community, #AdventWord provides a daily meditation, visual image, and invites your personal reflections via social media to share your own Advent journey.

If you have any additional questions or if you would like to learn more about holidays at SMSJ, please contact the Rector at crasmussen@stmarksandstjohns.org.

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Christmas

Worship

Celebrate Christmas with us at a holiday service, either in person or by livestream

Blue Christmas Service, 12/8, 12:00pm

Christmas Eve Service, 12/24, 7:00pm

Christmas Day Service, 12/25, 10:00am

Giving

Honor a loved one by making a flower offering for the holiday season. Flower offerings go to purchasing poinsettias for the sanctuary. Flower offering envelopes are available in the sanctuary.