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November 27, 2022: The First Sunday of Advent

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Masks are now optional within the church and Community House. We continue to welcome masks for those who feel more comfortable wearing them. We strongly encourage full vaccination against COVID-19 (including the new booster) and vaccination against the seasonal flu, but no longer require proof of vaccination. 

8 am (Chapel) Holy Eucharist

Our earliest service on Sundays, the 8 am service offers a quiet, traditional service with a sermon and no music. The Reverend Meredith Ward, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care, will preach. The order of service follows the traditional Rite I language of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.    

9 am (Church) Holy Eucharist

An intimate celebration of holy communion, held in the round, that emphasizes congregational singing and fresh, new ways of talking about God and the life of faith. St. Bart's Singers offer musical leadership. View today's readings. The Reverend Stephanie Spellers, Assisting Priest, will preach. Download the leaflet here.

10 am Activity Hour for Children Youth and Families (Community House)

StoryMakers: Arts, crafts, and drama for grades K–5 (Room 52)
Youth at the Center: Discussion, games, faith exploration (and donuts!) for grades 6–12. (Room 33)

10 am The Forum

Putting the Episcopal in the Episcopal Church: The Role of Bishops
On the eve of the election of the next Bishop of New York, our Rector, Bishop Dean Wolfe, talks about why we have bishops and what they do.

Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section on Facebook or YouTube, or email the Reverend Peter D. Thompson, Vicar, at .

11 am (Church) Choral Eucharist (In-Person and Online)

To add a name to the prayer list, please fill out a prayer request form.  

12:15 pm Advent Fair for All Ages (Great Hall)

Prepare for the festive holiday season with interactive crafts, refreshments, music, and other fun. Meet in the Great Hall after the 11 am service. All are welcome!

Join us for In-Person and Virtual Gatherings After the 11 am Service

See our weekly eNews with information for online gatherings and classes this week. 

5 pm (Church) Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols

Our combined choirs offer Advent carols and anthems in alternation with readings of the beautiful prophecies of the coming of Christ. A festive reception in the back of the church provides the perfect way to begin the Advent season. Eucharist in the chapel follows the service for those who wish. Download the worship leaflet to follow along online.