Advent and Christmas services at St. Luke's Episcopal Church welcome visitors and worshipers who seek to renew their Christian faith and to find a deeper meaning to Christmas. Advent is the season of preparation for the birth of Christ.
On Sunday, Dec. 20, Advent IV, Rite I at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 a.m. are celebrated. Then at 4 p.m. a traditional service of Lessons and Carols is performed, followed by a covered dish supper in Willard Hall.
On Thursday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve at 6:30 p.m. there will be Carol Singing immediately followed by The Festival Holy Eucharist Rite II at 7, with child care available. Finally, at 11 p.m. The Festival Holy Eucharist Rite I will be celebrated.
On Christmas Day, Dec. 25 Holy Eucharist Rite II will be celebrated at 10 p.m. And on following Sunday, Dec. 27, the Holy Eucharist Rite I will be celebrated at 8 a.m., and Rite II follows at 10 a.m. as usual.
On Thursday, Dec. 31, The Eve of The Holy Name Rite II will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m.
A complete listing of Advent and Christmas services along with directions and a map link can be found on the church website at www.stlukesepiscopalvt.org.