Advent and Christmas 2017

The Season of Anticipation … and Joy

xmas-2016-webAdvent — December 3 to December 24, 2017 — is  a season of waiting: waiting for the celebration of Jesus’ first coming and feeling an increased awareness that we are waiting for his return. During this holy season, we are offering a number of services and events to help us wait and help us prepare. Come join us, and think about inviting a friend or family member who might appreciate experiencing the deeper meaning of the season rather than just the usual gift giving and parties.

Christmas Day — December 25 — is the wonderful day that we celebrate the first coming of Jesus, not with clamourous excitement but with deep joy.

 

Advent and Christmas 2017
Special Services and Events

Advent — December 3 to December 24
Tue Dec 5
2 p.m.
Seniors’ Christmas Communion & Tea
An opportunity for seniors and others who are not able to attend church regularly, to enjoy Christmas worship and fellowship together.
Sun Dec 10
3 p.m.
Christmas Sing and Ring
A fun family concert with the handbell and chime ringers, the band, the choir, and with audience participation. Free, with a free-will offering to charity.
Sun Dec 17
7 p.m.
Candlelight & Christmas Carols
Bells and band, choir and candles – experience the Christmas story through words and music. Free-will offerings for Outreach will be accepted.
Christmas Eve — Sunday December 24
10:30 a.m.
The Open Door on Christmas Eve
Our regular Sunday morning service with an emphasis on music, teaching, and fellowship as we prepare to welcome Christ into our world.
10:30 a.m. @
St. Leonard’s Church
Holy Eucharist
Our traditional Sunday morning worship service using the Book of Alternative Services.
5 p.m.
Family Christmas Eve Service
A short but lively and spirited celebration of the birthday of Jesus, especially for families. Includes communion.
7:30 p.m. @
St. Leonard’s Church
Classic Christmas Eve Service
A traditional Christmas Eve service with the choir. Includes communion.
10 p.m.
Classic Christmas Service
As we approach midnight, a candlelit Christmas communion service with the choir.
Christmas Day — Monday December 25
9 a.m.
The Sacred Table
A gentle and relaxed communion service honouring the nativity of our Lord.
10:30 a.m. @
St. Leonard’s Church
Christmas Day Service
A gentle and relaxed communion service honouring the nativity of our Lord.

Events are at St. John’s York Mills Church unless noted otherwise.

Where Events are Happening

St. John’s York Mills Church Yonge Lawrence Fellowship St. Leonard’s Church
19 Don Ridge Drive,
Toronto
(Off of Old Yonge Street
between Highway 401
and York Mills Road)
www.sjym.ca
25 Wanless Avenue,
Toronto
(Just north of intersection
of Yonge Street
and Lawrence Avenue)

www.ylfellowship.com
25 Wanless Avenue,
Toronto
(Just north of intersection
of Yonge Street
and Lawrence Avenue)

www.stleonardstoronto.org
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