Thanksgiving – Advent – Christmas

Schedule of Services and Events

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church offers unique and meaningful ways to share with each other, serve the needy, and connect with the holy.

We welcome you to all of our services and offerings from Thanksgiving, through Advent and Christmas.

 

 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Eve service, November 23, 7 pm

Hymn 433 opens with the words, “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing.” On Thanksgiving EVE – that’s Wednesday, November 23, we will have a worship service with Holy Eucharist at 7 pm. Did you know that Eucharist means thanksgiving in Greek?

 

Thanksgiving Day Morning Prayer

On Thanksgiving Day, before you turn on the oven and prepare the turkey for roasting, join us at 9 am on Zoom for Morning Prayer.

Advent

Advent Services and Offerings

“Advent” means “coming.” Do come! Whether you are just visiting, curious about Christianity, looking for a church home, or searching for a community that will embrace you as you are, we welcome you warmly and unconditionally. There is room at St. Martin’s for you. Come share your faith journey with us. Be a part of what God is doing among our people and in our larger community.

November 27: The first Sunday of Advent 

8 & 10:30 am: Holy Eucharist services
9:15 am: Advent Wreath Making – please join us in the large parish hall as we make Advent wreaths to take home!

December 4: The Second Sunday of Advent

8 & 10:30: am Holy Eucharist services
9:15 am: St. Nicolas Day Celebration! We’ll decorate cookies during our monthly hot breakfast served in the large parish hall. Come and enjoy food & fellowship!
5-6 pm: Scouts Winter Food Drive

December 11: The Third Sunday of Advent

8 & 10:30 am: Holy Eucharist  services
12 pm: Service Sunday

December 18: The Fourth Sunday of Advent

8  am Holy Eucharist  services
10:30 am: Lessons & Carols – In this lovely service, we hear the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus in a series of nine readings from the Bible interspersed with hymns, carols and choral music.
5 pm: Blue Christmas
6 pm: Christmas Caroling

Christmas

Christmas Services

We invite you to join us at any of our services as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

 

Poinsettias

Each year at Christmas, we adorn the church with poinsettias and publish dedications for thanksgiving and memorials in our bulletins. If you would like to make a dedication, please fill out the form here.

Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve

3 pm: Holy Eucharist – Join us in-person for a traditional service with Christmas hymns, a homily, and share Holy Communion. We will NOT have incense at this service.

5 pm: Family Service – Join us to hear a Christmas message shared with families and children in a kid-friendly, interactive way. After worship, please join us for cookies and cocoa! Nursery for 0-3 year olds for this service is by RSVP. Please email liza.goodner@stmartininthefields.org.

8 & 10:30 pm: Holy Eucharist with Incense – Join us for a traditional service with Christmas hymns, a homily, and share Holy Communion. There will be incense! The smoke we see rising from the burning incense is the physical representation of our prayers rising to God, and the aroma we smell reminds us to live our lives as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Nursery for 0-3 year olds for these services is by RSVP. Please email liza.goodner@stmartininthefields.org.

Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day

(no 8 am service)
10:30 am: Holy Eucharist – Join us for this simple, spoken worship service as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

January 1: The Feast of the Holy Name

(no 8 am service)
10:30 am: Holy Eucharist