Darkest Night Tonight at 7pm
For many people, Christmas brings up as much grief as it does joy. Tonight's 7pm service is a time to lament the hard things as we wait in darkness for the light. It is a quiet and meditative service with music, word, and silence.
Advent is nearly over. We are almost done waiting and watching and preparing for the mystery of Christmas. Bethlehem is so close! But is all of this paying attention and getting ready for one day, December 25th? Again, the church calendar comes to the rescue with a resounding "Let the feasts begin!". Starting December 25th and continuing until January 5th the church celebrates Christmastide. This season has been part of church history since around 600 AD. Today it is a helpful way to guard against our culture's consumer Christmas.
Here are some helpful links with the history, significance and some fun ideas to add Christmastide to your holiday traditions!
Dr. Lacy Finn Borgo (my instructor for Spiritual Direction for Children) shares why the holidays are a perfect time to listen to children along with some helpful tips on how to listen well here.
Learn how "The Twelve Days of Christmas" song can teach you about the church, Scripture and history along with some fun ideas for celebrating Christmastide here.
Twelvetide is an extensive resource for observing Christmastide with activities, Scripture, prayers and carols for each day. here
Anglican Compass has a wonderful page about the 12 days of Christmas describing the history, the feasts and ideas for celebrating here.
Here is a Christmastide podcast by Ruth Haley Barton with a Lectio Divina on John 1.
If you haven't seen The Chosen Christmas special, "The Messengers", it is now on the Chosen App. Our family really enjoyed this telling of the Nativity.
The King is coming, I pray that we see Him in all His glory this Christmas season.
Trinity Children's Director
Advent Prayer Vigil // December 22 - 24
Silence is a gateway to God. We are organizing an Advent Prayer Vigil the 48 hours leading up to our Christmas Eve Services.
Drop in Prayer Hours:
Dec 23 // 10am - 7pm
Dec 24 // 10am - 7pm
The hours from 7pm - 10am are by appointment only. Please text Guy Evans at (509) 670-3608 to arrange.
We still need three hosts to complete our vigil. Please contact Guy Evans to sign up! We'll provide you with everything you need.
Christmas Eve // December 24 @ 7 & 11pm
Join us for one of our Christmas Candlelight services, where we listen to the Choir sing a traditional Anglican “Lessons & Carols service,” and we pass the light from the Christ candle as we sing. Firepits and BYOS’mores after the service!
Epiphany Bonfires // January 9
This year, we are celebrating Epiphany in backyards around the parish!
Willing to host? Please contact Tim Dillman at (760) 315-2233.
More details to come...
Key Info for Church this Advent
Our services are at 8am and 9:15am.