Christmas Joy 2017

Sunday, December 3rd   The First Sunday of Advent
 This year we are joining with St. Mary’s Episcopal Church to donate new unwrapped gifts for their Christmas shop.  Parents and children shop for free in St. Mary’s Christmas Store, wrap the gifts they pick out with help from St. Mary’s Elves, and have handpicked gifts to give to their loved ones on Christmas morning.  Watch for our Angel Tree going up on this day, as well as opportunities to donate your time helping children wrap their gifts at St. Mary’s this season.
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, December 4th, 5th, & 6th
 Stop by and support our San Jose Salvation Army bell-ringers at the Publix on University.

Thank you to everyone who is volunteering.
Saturday, December 9th
 Volunteers from San Jose will be preparing and serving dinner for the homeless at the Sulzbacher Center. A signup sheet will be on the back table of the church.  Meet at the church at 2:30 pm if you want to carpool, or meet at the Sulzbacher Center at 3:00 pm.  Please bring a baseball hat and an apron to wear while you are volunteering at the Center and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.

  Ages 12 and up.
Sunday, December 10th        The Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 16th
 At 1 pm, (after the Jacksonville Marathon), we will meet in the sanctuary to Green the Church

and give it the sparkle it needs for the upcoming holy season.

Come join the fun and be amazed at how beautiful our sanctuary looks when we are finished!   

All are welcome to help out. Many hands make light work.
Sunday, December 17th   The Third Sunday of Advent
 At 6:30 pm, it’s time for our annual Parish Christmas Party. Bring festive finger foods (hors d’oeuvres or dessert) to share.  Drinks will be provided. 

The party will be in the church and lounge.


 Thursday, December 21st  The Longest Night Mass
 A service of remembrance, hope, & comfort will take place at 7pm. 

The Longest Night Mass is intended to make a space where people can recognize the realities of today and ask for God’s grace and healing, remembering that

Jesus Christ himself suffered as we do.  
Sunday, December 24th          The Fourth Sunday of Advent/Vigil of the Nativity
          9:30 am   Advent 4 Holy Eucharist   

     5:30 pm   Christmas Eve Service          7:00 pm Christmas Eve Service  

       10:30 pm  Music & Carols 11:00 pm Midnight Mass   
Monday, December 25th The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ  

         Christmas Day
             10:30 am Holy Eucharist followed by Champagne Reception. 
Sunday, December 31st   The First Sunday after Christmas Day
               9:30 am  One Service this Sunday.

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