Advent and Christmas Services

Advent Worship:                        Sundays at 10:30am

Four Sundays prepare us for Christmas, or “Christ Mass,” a celebration of Jesus’ birth.

 

Dec 3 at 10:30 am    Advent 1  is HOPE

An evergreen Christmas tree and advent wreath reminds us of God’s constant presence throughout the seasons and our lives. HOPE is kept alive in the gift of Jesus.

Dec 10 at 10:30 am     Advent 2  is PEACE

Our ESG children and youth create “Cookies-in-a-Jar” for sale after worship as a fundraiser for their Christmas charity. Advent Gifts will go to Toronto Urban Native Ministry, Massey Centre Teen Mothers, Fred Victor Mission Women’s Drop in Centre and ESG Thursday Drop-In Program. PEACE comes through justice.

Dec 17 at 10:30 am      Advent 3  is JOY

Come in a nativity costume or choose one when you arrive. Everyone gets to participate in our Christmas pageant. JOY is felt in remembering our Christmas story.

Dec 21 at 6 pm      Longest Night

With hope, believe that there more to Christmas than being a consumer. In candlelight, take a moment to breathe in peace. Despite our state of mind, remember that joy is possible. In quiet contemplation, glimpse signs of God’s love.

Dec 24 at 10:30 am    Advent 4  is LOVE

In song and story, we will sing all our favourite carols and hear the familiar Christmas story in a fresh voice. LOVE is all around us as we celebrate our anticipation of Christmas.

 

Christmas Eve Worship: Sunday, December 24 at 5pm and 9pm

 

Family Christmas Eve Worship: 5pm

Join us for a family-focused Christmas Eve worship. Sing Christmas carols. Join the manger scene. Let the Christmas story come alive.

 

Christmas Eve Worship: 9pm

After all the rush to Christmas, take a moment to embrace the season in a quiet, contemplative candlelight worship service. Remember once again that the birth of Jesus brings hope, peace, joy, and love to the world and to our hearts.

 

Christmas Season Worship: 10:30am

 

Dec 31      Christmas in song: We will sing all our favourite carols and hear the stories that inspired them.