21 November 2009

Welcome Yule!

Wolcum, Wolcum,
Wolcum be thou heavenè king,
Wolcume, born in one morning,
Welcome, for whom we sall sing!

Wolcum be ye, Stevene and Jon,
Wolcum, Innocentes every one,
Wolcum, Thomas marter one,
Wolcum be ye, good New Yere,
Wolcum Twelfth Day both in fere,
Wolcum seintes lefe and dere.

Candelmesse, Queene of Bliss,
Wolcum bothe to more and lesse.
Wolcum be ye that are here,
Wolcum alle and make good cheer.
Wolcum alle another yere
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At St. Paul's Lutheran Church we will welcome the holy days with this schedule of celebration. Note that on the Sunday after Christmas there is only ONE Divine Service at 9:00 a.m. for St. John's Day.

HOLY ADVENT

Nov. 28 - Advent I - Divine Service (4 - sung) - 6 p.m.
Nov. 29 - Advent I - Divine Service (4 - sung) - 7:45, 10 a.m.

Nov. 30 - St. Andrew’s Day - Vespers - 5:45 p.m., Divine Service (1 - Spoken), 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 2 - Advent Midweek - Hymn Sing 7 p.m.; Evening Prayer 7:15 p.m.; Refreshments 8 p.m.

Dec. 5 - Advent II - Divine Service (3 - sung) - 6 p.m.
Dec. 6 - Advent II - Divine Service (3 - sung) - 7:45, 10 a.m.

Dec. 9 - Advent Midweek - Hymn Sing 7 p.m.; Evening Prayer 7:15 p.m.; Refreshments 8 p.m.

Dec. 12 - Advent III - Divine Service (3 - sung) - 6 p.m.
Dec. 13 - Advent III - Divine Service (3 - sung) - 7:45, 10 a.m.

Dec.16 - Service of Lessons and Carols 7:15 p.m. Refreshments, 8 p.m.

Dec. 19 - Advent IV - Divine Service (3 - sung) - 6 p.m.
Dec. 20 - Advent IV - Divine Service (3 - sung) - 7:45, 10 a.m.

Dec. 21 - St. Thomas’ Day - Vespers 5:45 p.m.; Divine Service (1 - spoken) 6:15 p.m.

HOLY CHRIST-MASS TIDE

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve - Preservice Music 6:30 p.m.; Children’s Service 7:00 p.m.; CANDLELIGHT DIVINE SERVICE (3 - sung) 11 p.m.

Dec. 25 - THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD - Divine Service (3 - sung) 9 a.m.

Dec. 26 - St. Stephen, Martyr - Divine Service (3 - sung) 6 p.m.
Dec. 27 - St. John, Apostle and Evangelist - Divine Service (3 - sung) 9 a.m.
Dec. 28 - Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Vespers 5:45 p.m.; Divine Service (1 - spoken) 6:15 p.m.
Dec. 31 - Eve of the Name of Jesus - Divine Service (3 - sung) 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 1 - Circumcision of Our Lord - Matins 9:00 a.m.

HOLY EPIPHANY

Jan 2 - Epiphany Observed - Divine Service (3 - sung) - 6:00 p.m.
Jan 3 - Epiphany Observed - Divine Service (3 - sung) 7:45, 10 a.m. (Installation of Congregational Officers at both Sunday Services)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What? No Advent IV Mid-Week on the 23rd?

William Weedon said...

By an unalterable decree of the law of the Medes and Persians, the fourth Wednesday in Advent does not exist...even when it does! ;)

marlene said...

Love the beginning of the church year. Advent is a great season. Happy New Year. Oh, and the 4 Wednesday in Advent is too close to Christmas Eve in most cases.