Advent and Christmas Schedule 2022

UPCOMING ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
Rice Village Campus 

 Wednesday, December 7
6:30 pm Advent Vespers (Livestream link)

Saturday, December 10
3:00 pm Bach Society’s Christmas Oratorio (at Rice University)
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6:00 pm Contemplative Worship 

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 11
8:30 am Brief Order of Holy Communion
9:30 am Faith Formation (Sunday Forum Zoom Link)
11:00 am Holy Communion: La Virgen de Guadalupe
12:30 pm Annual Meeting, Part 1 

Wednesday, December 14
6:30 pm Advent Vespers

Sat-Sun, Dec. 17-18
9:00 am-6:00 pm Creche Festival

Saturday, December 17

6:00 pm Caroling, Brass & Bonfire 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 18
8:30 am Brief Order of Holy Communion
9:30 am Faith Formation: Las Posadas & Waffle Cafe
11:00 am Holy Communion 

 Wednesday, December 21
6:30 pm The Longest Night Service  

CHRISTMAS EVE December 24
4:00 pm Weihnachtsmesse, German worship
6:00 pm Festive Holy Communion
8:00 pm Misa de la Navidad, Spanish worship
10:00 pm Festive Holy Communion (with incense) 

CHRISTMAS DAY December 25
11:00 am Holy Communion with Christmas Carols  

NAME OF JESUS January 1
11:00 am Holy Communion
6:00 pm New Year’s Day Organ Concert 

 Saturday, January 7
6:00 pm Contemplative Epiphany Worship 

EPIPHANY AND BAPTISM OF OUR LORD January 8
8:30 am Brief Order of Communion
9:30 am Faith Formation (Sunday Forum Zoom Link)
11:00 am Holy Communion: Blessing of the Nave

 

WEST VILLAGE CAMPUS

10:30 am December 4, 18
Holy Communion (11th at Rice Campus)

4:00 pm December 24
Christmas Eve Festive Worship

10:30 am December 25
Christmas Day Holy Communion

Ways to spiritually stay awake and expectant during the Advent season:

  • Now in Flesh Appearing…: An Illustrated DevotionalThis Advent Devotional explores how the Advent story is about God taking on a physical body like ours. As you wait with anticipation and prepare for baby Jesus to be born this Advent season, we invite you to discover the awesomeness of incarnation and what it means for God to move, act, and live with us. We hope this Advent devotional will help you share in conversation about how God came to be human and live among us.
  • Taking Faith Home (Week 3)Nurture your faith with weekly devotions containing a variety of faith-building activities, allowing you to pick and choose what is most beneficial to you and your family and friends.

Crafting Tradition: A Crèche Festival 2022

Crafting Tradition: A Crèche Festival
December 17 & 18, 2022
Parish Hall, Christ the King Church – Rice Village

Nativities from around the world have found their way into gift markets and private homes as people seek to connect with the authenticity and tradition represented by Indigenous folk arts. This exhibition of nativities represents the artistry by individuals, families, and community workshops utilizing various mediums, including clay, wood, paper, and textile, to craft a generational tradition of creating creche art. Come see beautiful nativities and learn the stories of the artists whose crafts have been emboldened through the art of the crèche.