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Holiday Services and Office Closings


December 24th - Holy Eucharist & Christmas Pageant at 4pm; Holy Eucharist Candlelight Service at 9:30pm

December 25th - Holy Eucharist at 10am

December 28th - Holy Eucharist Rite II at 8am; A Festival of Christmas Lessons & Carols at 10:30am


The Church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 25th & 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday; and on Thursday and Friday, January 1st & 2nd in observance of the New Years holiday.

One-ders Event – Celebration of Boxing Day


The One-ders Ministry invites all singles of all ages to a  “Celebration of Boxing Day” (December 26th). Beverages are provided but please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share. If you will attend please be in touch with Jill Waring (moc.r1419022531r.cs@14190225311gnir1419022531awj1419022531) or the church office to get her address and directions. In the spirit of Boxing Day(!) there will be boxes to accept tax -deductible monetary donations for Miss Ruby’s Kids and Habitat for Humanity.



What better way to capture the true spirit of Christmas than to help feed a family in honor of a friend or loved one? For a $10 donation you can help feed families in need with a holiday meal distributed by The Salvation Army and help fund the Baskervill Food Pantry all year long. For each $10 donation you will receive a gift card to send to your children, grand children or friends telling them that you helped to feed a family in their honor for Christmas!



Book Study in Advent – Final Session


The Advent Book Study final session is tomorrow (Monday) in the Parish Hall at Noon. We’ll wrap up our study of ‘Learning to Walk in the Dark’ by New York Times bestselling author, and Episcopal priest, Barbara Brown Taylor.

Taize During Advent


Final Advent Taize Worship Wednesday Evening 12/17: 5:30pm – 6:15pm in the chapel.    Meditative worship of prayer, readings & music.

Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal


A Children’s Musical for Christmas

Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal – Eek! The Musical, will be held TODAY from noon until 2pm in the church.  Children ages 2 to 12 are encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be provided.  Call Brian Monroe at 385-6253 with any questions.  The performance will be at the 4pm Eucharist on Christmas eve.

December 21 – Annual Christmas Brunch


The annual Christmas Brunch will be immediately after the 10:30 service on December 21st at the Billings residence.  A Breakfast Bake chairperson will ask people to make the main course and everyone else will be asked to bring a brunch or dessert item of their choice. Sign up will be the two Sunday’s before the event.

Sunday School and Weekday Offerings



Community Sunday School, a multi-generational study of the Gospel, begins at 9:30am in the Parish Hall. Coffee, juice and snacks are served.


Adult Forum  meets in the chapel at 9:15.  We are reading Mark Litton’s discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird and also reading To Kill a Mockingbird   throughout December.



The Advent Book Study meets weekly in the parish house at 12 noon.


Men’s Bible Study meets each Tuesday morning at 7 AM.  We are reading How Jesus Became God by Bart Ehrman throughout December.



The Intercessory Prayer Ministry meets weekly.  Please submit prayer requests on the cards located on the table in the back of the church.


Wednesday evening meditation will resume in January.


Endowment Fund Established


The Rector’s Discretionary Endowment Fund has been established.  Anyone interested in contributing to this fund, please contact Suzy in the church office

at 843-237-3459.