Schedule of Services:
8:00 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Sunday, The Rite Place Liturgy (Contemporary Eucharist in the Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 p.m. Sundays in Lent, "Dinner Church" Eucharist in Parish Hall
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Eucharist and Healing

Small Groups & Studies

Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Bible Study
Second Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. Theology on Tap
First Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. Calvary Dreams dinner discussion
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Advent, a Time to Reflect

 

The Season of Advent reminds us of two crucial reference points: the first advent, or coming, of Jesus, as a child in Bethlehem; and the second advent of Jesus, on the clouds, in the future.  But it also focuses on life between these poles–the here and now, which we are called to live in light of Christ’s first advent, and in the hope of his second.

As we live thankfully, and expectantly, between these poles, St. Paul tells us we should look to the Scriptures, which are intended to help sustain our faith: “Whatever was written…was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

One of the challenges for faithful Christians has always been to look beyond the present.  To quote St. Paul, again: “We look, not to what can be seen, but to what is unseen.  For what is seen passes away.  The unseen is eternal.”

The genius of the Bible is to reveal how, over the course of a long history, God has been ever at work in the warp and woof of human life, among all the “changes and chances of mortal life”.  When we are enabled to look below the surface, more deeply, we find that God is still at work today.  Part of the purpose of prayer and Bible reading is to help us discern how. 

Courage!  We have it on high authority:
Faith, hope, and love abide, these three. 
The greatest of these is love.

St. Nicholas Bazaar December 3

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Come one, come all to the annual
St. Nicholas Advent Bazaar:

A Colonial Christmas

Saturday, December 3
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gifts and treats to enhance your holidays

All proceeds go to local charities

Old Fashioned Country Ham Breakfast

Church Mice: Come early, they go fast

Sweet Shoppe: Candy, breads, cookies and cakes

Handmades: Gifts for others or your home, knits, felts. home decor, Doll Clothes, Wearable Art, Christmas ornaments, and more

Hand-rolled Candles: Advent and Christmas sets

The Market Place: Recycled items for your use at remarkable prices

Kid’s Corner: Gently used children’s books, toys and clothing

The Children’s Shop: Gift items priced for children to buy for others

The Treasures Room: Contemporary and vintage jewelry, silver, china, crystal and more

The Library: Used fiction and non-fiction books

and… the Raffle

Parking is free in city garages the day of the bazaar

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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Our Christmas worship schedule will be as follows:

Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve:

4pm, Children’s Pageant and Birthday Party for Jesus

7pm, Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, and Family Worship Service

10:30pm, Half hour of special Christmas music by Cambridge Choir

11pm, Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, and Cambridge Choir

Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day:

10:30 a.m., Christmas morning service.

(The Christmas morning service at 10:30a.m. will be the only service on Sunday, December 25.)