The Education Hour (from 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.) will be held in the Undercroft so that children, youth, and adults can join in the fun of making Advent Wreaths that each family can take home to mark off the days leading up to Christmas. Join us for the party in the Undercroft. There will be food, drink, and lots of holiday cheer for all.
For the season of Advent we will be using approved Inclusive Language liturgies. One definition of Inclusive Language is “Spoken and written language that intentionally avoids word use that is needlessly gender-specific or exclusive. Inclusive language also means the use of male and female imagery and metaphors in a balanced way to express the truths we know of God.” Thank you for your openness to experience the richness of different forms of worship.
Saint Paul’s School and Saint Paul’s School for Girls Holiday Concert
Friday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
All are invited to hear the excellent upper school choirs from these schools. Our own John Smedstad serves as Choir Director for both groups. Organ, brass, strings, harp and piano accompany the students in this special Holiday event at Old St. Paul’s Church.
Sunday, December 14, 7:30 p.m.
This concert will feature our very own talented OSP church choir (and Katie El-Diwany, organist) singing Advent and Christmas repertoire from throughout music history. During the concert, the congregation will also be able to participate in singing some of our most beloved and well-known carols.
Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24
5:00 p.m. Early Service
Brass and Choir will add to the joy of this Celebration of Holy Eucharist and Christmas Pageant. All your favorite Christmas hymns will be sung in this service for all ages. Arrive early for a prelude by the brass ensemble.
9:30 p.m. Late Service
Come early for a brass prelude. The service opens with the choir singing “Once in Royal David’s City” followed by our opening hymn “O Come all ye faithful” with Brass and Choir. The great Christmas hymns are interspersed throughout a festive celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
This year Old St. Paul’s has chosen Paul’s Place in Washington Village/Pig Town to be the recipient of our Angel Tree Giving Program. As part of their Holiday Program, Paul’s Place organizes a Gift Shop where parents can come and shop for their children free of charge. Please stop by the Angel Tree (located at the North Tower) and select a card with a gift idea. Then bring your unwrapped item and place it under the tree on any Sunday up to and including December 14 so that we can make the delivery to Paul’s Place. You can also keep the Angel Pin that is on the cards. Any questions may be directed to Teri Bickford at email@example.com. Thank You!