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CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

While they were there, the time came to deliver her child. 

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth,

and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 

                                                                                                  Luke 2:6,7

Blue Christmas Eucharist
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

5:15 p.m.

Live-stream for the service

 

We recognize that the traditional services held at Christmas do not meet everyone’s needs. To fill this gap we are offering a Blue Christmas Eucharist, a Service of Solace or Longest Night.  People who are not having a very merry Christmas and friends who support them are invited to come and sit with one another in a liturgy that speaks of the love of God for the grieving. Some come because they are mourning. Others suffer from illness, addiction, or estrangement. Some are lonely, struggling financially, or in conflict with another.  We gather in the midst of suffering to remember God is good. God is strong. God is near.  We are not alone, and we have every reason to hold on to hope.

Christmas 2023

Worship, livestreams, holiday schedule and more

Christmas Eve and the Fourth Sunday of Advent this year fall on Sunday, and New Year's Eve is the following Sunday, December 31. Those two Sunday morning worship services will be more intimate and will not include all of our usual Sunday activities. 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
GREENING OF THE CATHEDRAL
9:30 a.m.

The Flower Guild will gather on Saturday morning to decorate for Christmas.  If you would like to help, please come, and bring your clippers.  They will also need help moving the poinsettias into the church.  Let Sage Bolt or Lucy Brady know if you can help.  If you have magnolia trees in your yard, we would love to have you drop some branches on our porch before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24: THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT
10:00 a.m. in the Chapel

This service will be no nursery.

This service will not be live streamed.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24: CHRISTMAS EVE 
3:00 p.m. Family Service with Holy Eucharist: Rite Two

The nursery for his service will be open at 2:30 p.m.

This service will not be live streamed.

Christmas Eve Family Service Bulletin

6:00 p.m. Festival Eucharist: Rite Two

Musical Reflection: A Celtic Christmas begins at 5:30 p.m.

Music led by Elizabeth Bemis will feature the Cathedral Choir and guest instrumentalists.

 

The nursery for this service will open at 4:30 p.m.

The service will be live-streamed.

Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist Service Bulletin

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25: CHRISTMAS DAY

10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Holy Eucharist: Rite II

There is no nursery for this service

This service will be live-streamed.

Service Bulletin for Christmas Day

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31: THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Rite II

The nursery for this service will open at 9:30 a.m.

This service will be live-streamed.

Service Bulletin for December 31

All Services except the Fourth Sunday in Advent will be held in the Cathedral.

 

THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 25 OR JANUARY 1

  • Children's Chapel or Christian Formation (resumes January 8)

  • Sunday Hospitality (resumes January 8)

  • The nursery will not be open.

The Cathedral office will be closed from noon on Friday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 2.  The Cathedral office will reopen on Wednesday, January 3 at 9:00 a.m.

The Dean's Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, January 10 at noon.

The Service of the Simple Presence will resume on Wednesday, January 10 at 5:15 p.m.

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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
CHRISTMAS OFFERING
I would like to make a
Thanksgiving or Memorial offering for Christmas.

$15 for each remembrance, suggested.
I would like to give:
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I would like to make a
Christmas offering.
QUESTIONS

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the parish office at 251.438.1822.

ALL services and offerings at Christ Church Cathedral are open to everyone. 

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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
CHRISTMAS OFFERING
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