October 25, 2015
It‘s Christmas Pageant Sign-Up Time!
Participate in this 49-year old Pageant tradition where 100 children (along with live animals) tell the Christmas Story. Sign-up begins now for youth age 5 through 8th grade as costumed participants. High school and returning college students are invited to be Heavenly Helpers. Complete the pageant sign-up form here. Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, December 5 from 5-5:45pm. Questions? E-mail Director of Music Mollie Nicholas at mnichols@heavenlyrest.org.

Sunday, December 2
Join us immediately following the 10:30 service for a festive intergenerational Advent Fair for the whole parish! Purchase materials to make your own Advent Wreath for $25, and enjoy free gingerbread cookie decorating, pomander-making, and caroling! Enjoy Hot Chocolate, Mulled Wine, and other seasonal treats as we begin our journey toward Christmas together! Darlington Hall 

Sunday, December 9
During Lessons and Carols, scriptural readings are interspersed with choral presentations and hymn, all of which recall mankind’s longing for liberation from sin and death, and our hope for the both the first and second coming of Christ the Lord. 5pm in the Church

Tuesday, December 11
Rectory Christmas Party at 6:30pm at the Rectory

Sunday, December 16
Hudson Link Christmas Party at 1pm in Darlington Hall

Sunday, December 16
Longest Night Service at 7pm in the Church (No Night Prayer)

Saturday, December 22
Ladies Tea at 1pm at the Rectory

Monday, December 24
Christmas Pageant at 3:30pm and 5pm in the Church

Monday, December 24
Festival Holy Eucharist for the Eve of the Nativity at 11pm in the Church

Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day Eucharist 10:30am in the Church

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Need a Prayer

Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.