Christmas 2016

The Season of Anticipation … and Joy

xmas-2016-webAdvent — November 27 to December 24 — 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 clamorous excitement but with deep joy.

 

Advent and Christmas 2016
Special Services and Events

Advent — November 27 to December 24
Sun Dec 4
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 18
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.
Tue Dec 20
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.
Wed Dec 21
7 p.m.
Contemplative Fire: Healing and Light
On the shortest day of the year, we welcome the Light of the World. For those who find Christmas a challenging time, we offer this service of healing prayer and communion.
Christmas Eve — Saturday December 24
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 p.m. @
Yonge Lawrence Fellowship
Carols and Candlelight, Mulled Wine and Shortbread
Time to celebrate! Enjoy a relaxed hour of traditional favourites this Christmas Eve.
All are welcome – bring a food bank item.
8 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 — Sunday 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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