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Sunday, January 8, 2023 – Three Theophanies!

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario and diocesan guidelines, we strongly encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

This Sunday, we’re keeping three feasts in one day! We’ll remember the wise men from the East arriving to pay homage to Jesus after following his star — the feast of the Epiphany. We’ll remember his parents taking him to the temple, forty days after his birth, and the prophets Simeon & Anna marvelling to meet the Messiah — the feast of the Presentation. And we’ll remember Jesus going out to John by the Jordan, and the Spirit descending on Jesus like a dove when he comes up out of the river — the feast of the Baptism of Jesus.

Each of these moments is a special kind of an epiphany, a theophany: God showing God’s self to us, making God known in Jesus. And God continues to make God’s self known through us and all of the remarkable work God is up to in the world around us–so we’ll sing and rejoice and pray that we would be open to noticing God even when we’re not expecting a divine encounter.

Christmas Eve at 8 pm — December 24th, 2022

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario and diocesan guidelines, we strongly encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 7:45 pm, and the service itself will begin at 8 pm. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Sing familiar carols and enter the joy of Christmas as we rejoice that God makes us God’s own home! Jesus is born, Alleluia!

Christmas Eve at 4 pm – December 24th

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario and diocesan guidelines, we strongly encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 3:45 pm, and the service itself will begin at 4pm. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Instead of a homily at the 4 o’clock service, we’ll unwrap the joy of Christmas as we remember the story of what God is up to in the world and set the crèche.

We’ll celebrate the Eucharist, sing carols, and rejoice together: Jesus, the Light of the World, is born!

Christmas Songs & Stories

A Christmas tree--whose greenery is musical staff, whose base is a treble clef, and whose ornaments are musical notes.

Join in singing Christmas Carols, hear the Christmas story, enjoy special anthems from the choir and musical treats from some parishioners, and keep the kleenex handy for a special Christmas-themed story!

Christmas Songs and Stories will be streamed to YouTube at 3 o’clock on December 18th, and you can join in via live-stream either then or later. If you’re coming in person, you won’t want to miss out on the refreshments after the service, so we suggest getting here early to snag a great pew and to enjoy an incredible afternoon!

A copy of the booklet for this afternoon’s celebration is available here.

Christmas Eve Service

Although we cannot gather for in-person worship as we had hoped, nevertheless we can come together from our various homes to join in singing carols, praying, and proclaiming the birth of Jesus!

You can join the Christmas Eve live-stream at any time from 3:45 on Christmas Eve onwards! Peter will offer prelude music, and the service will start at 4–but if you’re used to coming to the later service, you can join in then instead: whatever works for you.

You can join the live-stream of the Christmas Eve service here.

The order of service is available here. The great thing about Christmas Carols being in the public domain means that we were able to include all the words to the carols in the order of service.

A very happy and joy-filled Christmas to you!