Tag Archive for Christmas

Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols, 12/24, 4 pm

Join us for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve at 4:00pm. Hear the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus  in nine readings from Genesis, from the prophets and from the Gospels, and in carols and anthems sung by our parish choir and join…

Family Christmas Celebration, 12/24, Noon

Join us for our Family Christmas Celebration at Noon on Christmas Eve! It’s a wonderful way for families with children to mark the birth of Jesus: we’ll sing favorite hymns and carols and watch our children perform a Christmas pageant, and we’ll hear the Christmas story.

Joy This Christmas

At 8:00 am Sunday morning, we are going to light our final Advent candle of the season. And then, we will light the Christmas candle celebrating the coming of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What more can we say that has not already been said? Nothing — but our task is not to innovate. …

Santa vs. Jesus

by Melinda Little “You better watch out! You better not cry! You better not pout! I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town,” begins the modern-day Christmas song. Santa Claus is an icon of American culture. He keeps track of all the good and bad little boys and girls. I confess I may…

At Christmas: Dropping Our Security Blankets

My daughter Elizabeth recently stopped sucking on her middle two fingers. It was a habit she adopted within two days of her birth and has served her well in times of need, stress or boredom. As a mother to three children, I was grateful she had this self-soothing technique because it gave her comfort at times when my arms were full. About three weeks ago, the fingers left her mouth and any attempt by me to reinstate her beloved habit has been met with a blank stare as though any muscle memory she may have had that led her to suck her fingers had been erased. And the need it fulfilled? Well, that duty has now been transferred back to me.

Christmas Concert

The Houston Brass Band, STE Pipe Band and Parish Choir will premiere a newly commissioned piece by one of our finest living musicians at our Christmas Concert on December 18. Composer Philip Wilby and lyricist Ian McMillan are working now to complete this exciting new work. And the program will include carols and other Christmas…