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THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - December 10
At 8:00am and 10:00am this Sunday, the Rev. Jamie Hamilton, Rector, is celebrant and preacher; the Rev. Louise Howlett will preside at Rite Now, at 10:00am in Reynolds Hall.
Lessons for this Sunday and Next
12-10-2017: Isaiah 40:1-11 - Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 - II Peter 3:8-15a - Mark 1-18 12-17-2017: Isaiah 61:1-4,8 - Psalm 126 - I Thessalonians 5:16-24 - John 1:6-8, 19-28
LOOKING AHEAD - for your calendar
Continuing on Tuesday mornings December 12, and 19 at 7:30am, Morning Prayer will be read, followed by a time of reflection on and discussion of Luke Powery's Rise Up Shepherd, meditations on African-American spirituals.
On Sunday, December 17 at 5:00pm, the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be our Christmas offering to the Monadnock community. A festive reception for all in attendance will follow.
On Sunday, December 24, (Advent IV and Christmas Eve), our service schedule will be as follows:
8:00am - Holy Eucharist, Rite I (Advent IV) - No 10:00am service this day
4:30pm - Pageant of the Nativity and Holy Eucharist, Rite II
7:30pm - Holy Eucharist, RIte I, with organ and carols
10:30pm - Music for the Feast: A Wreath of Carols, with the All Saints' Choir and Apple Hill strings
11:00pm - Midnight Mass - Festal Choral Eucharist, Rite II
On Monday, December 25 , Christmas Day, there will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with organ and carols at 10:00 am.