The Season of Advent marks the beginning of the new church year and the time of preparation for Christmas. Liturgically it is our antidote to the cultural Christmas frenzy that can be so consuming — and one of the joys of Advent at All Saints are the weekly Sunday Evening services offering time and space for the grace of reflection and refreshment with beautiful music and words of hope, joy and encouragement.
Join us during Advent for one or more of our Advent Evening services. You’ll be glad you did!
First Sunday of Advent Evening Service, Potluck and Wreath Making
Sunday, November 27, 5 p.m. in the Church
Family friendly service led by Minisingers, Mastersingers and Troubadours, directed by Jenny Tisi. Mike Kinman offers a meditation. A potluck supper and Advent Wreath Making follow in Sweetland Hall.
Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 4, 5:00 p.m. in the Church
In the warm ambience of the candlelit church, Coventry Choir offers motets, carols and canticles of intense, mystical beauty. A meditation by Mike Kinman focuses on the meaning of the coming of the Christ in a contemporary context. The choir, directed by James Walker, will perform music of Jackson, Ledger, Lassus, Bruckner, Wyers and Howells. Child care provided.
Third Sunday of Advent Evening Service
Sunday, December 11, 5 p.m. in the Church
Trouvères, Youth Chamber Choir and Vox Cambiata offer music of Singh, Whitney, Ramsey, Smith and Songhealer. Jeremy Langill offers a meditation. Child care provided.
Sunday, December 18, 5 p.m. in the Church
Canterbury Choir with brass and percussion ensemble offer selections from Messiah by George Handel. Sally Howard offers a meditation; Mike Kinman presides. This special evensong service is a wonderful way to close the Advent season and prepare for the glory of Christmas. Child care provided.