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Christmas Eve Services
Tell your family, friends and neighbors about our two services at 4 pm (family friendly) & at 6 pm (traditional). Our nursery will also be open for anyone who might want to drop off their children ages 4 and under, but everyone is welcome in the sanctuary.
4 pm Christmas Eve Family Service. Are you looking for a Christmas Eve service for your whole family? Look no further than our 4 pm service. There will be gift bags for all children in attendance, an interactive children's sermon that all children are invited to participate in, and easily sung, lively Christmas music. Don't worry about any noise or wiggles, both are welcome here!
6 pm Christmas Eve Service. Joyous, beautiful music filling our hearts, a message of eternal hope and the cherished tradition of passing the "light of Christ" as we sing Silent Night together. A memorable night for celebrating God's peace found in the Christ child. Come early to join in singing the carols of Christmas for celebrating the joy and wonder that Christ brings.
Christmas Flowers Contributions are now being accepted. Please ask an usher or find an envelope on the table at the back of the sanctuary or in the parish hall. Fill out and drop in the offering plate by December 16, your message will appear in the bulletin on Christmas Eve.
St. Margaret’s Ornaments are available. We hope everyone will purchase an ornament for $15 with all proceeds supporting the ministries of St. Margaret’s. Please ask an usher or find an envelope on the table at the back of the sanctuary. You can fill out an ornament envelope and drop in the offering plate.
Un-trim A Tree. Look for the tree and tags are the parish hall beginning November 25. This year we are supporting 42 children (total of 84 gifts). We are also preparing a gift basket with items for the homebound seniors in our community. A list of suggested items for the seniors will be available by the tree. All gifts are due back by December 16. Thank you for your support. See or contact the church office with any questions; 703-590-3990 or email@example.com.
St. Margaret’s supports the Bill Mehr Drop-in-Center which assists the homeless living in the woods. We have been asked to help make this year’s Christmas party for them special by donating $25.00 gift cards. Because of transportation issues, please provide gift cards to any of these: Walmart, Target, Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonalds, Sheetz, Wawa. You may also write a check payable to St. Margaret’s and write in the memo line “Bill Mehr gift card.” Special envelopes are available at church. Just drop in collection plate or to the church office by Dec 12.
Christmas Caroling and Potluck, December 16, 4pm. Why keep the joy of Christmas to ourselves? This year we are going out into the Saratoga Hunt neighborhood to spread our Christmas joy, on December 16. We will be Christmas Caroling around the neighborhood and then coming back to St. Margaret's to enjoy hot chocolate, and a pot luck meal. We will meet at church at 4pm for caroling, and the pot luck dinner will start at 5:30pm. This is an event for people of all ages and musical abilities.
Advent 4 service, December 23, (one service at) 10am
Pick up these daily Advent devotion booklets
“Living Well through Advent 2018” The seasons of Advent and Christmas are filled with the presence of wonder and delight found in the gift of Christ’s love. Here are a few ways to hold onto these moments of grace, to pause and see the gift of God’s presence so fully seen during these seasons. Make sure you pick up one of these resources for these glorious grace-filled seasons:
· This Advent booklet reminds us to take time to discover how the gifts of wonder might be born in us yet again this year. Pick up a booklet or download an eBook version or sign up to receive each day’s reading via a daily email.
· You can also join the Living Compass closed Facebook discussion grouphttps://www.livingcompass.org/advent
O Wisdom: Advent Devotions on the Names of Jesus Advent is a season of waiting, of longing with eager expectation for God’s promise to be fulfilled. The O Antiphons direct our attention to the promised Messiah and build our expectation for his coming. The repeated use of the phrase “O Come” underscores our desire and enflames it. We await the Savior, as we anticipate his three-fold coming: as a child at Bethlehem on Christmas morning; daily, in our own experience; and his coming again in glory, as he has promised. The verses of the ancient hymn, the O Antiphons, explore and celebrate the many names of Jesus and present a way to sing along with the story of God. You’re invited to explore these images of Christ through meditations, art, poems and photos created by people from across the church, this book offers space and time to embrace Jesus’ presence among us now — and await his coming in glory. We can enjoy these prayers and praises throughout the seasons of Advent and Christmas as they beckon: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
All are welcome here at St. Margaret's. Come and see how God is working in our community!
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