Sunday, December 17, 9am
We all know the story or do we? Join us in exploring the birth narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. They each have a story tell. What difference does it make in how we approach the celebration? About how we live our lives? Led by Larry Handwerk.
St. Simon’s is a vibrant community of faith committed to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ: loving God, each other, and our neighbor. We worship together regularly, and from that worship flows the rest of our life – ministries, fellowship, educational programs and activities, and service to others.
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Sunday, December 17, 9am
Sunday, December 17, 10am
This year on Advent 3, our children will present an Advent pageant recalling salvation history from the Creation through Abraham, Moses, David, Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph complete with a burning bush, and all the stars of heaven. This pageant will end with Mary and Elizabeth awaiting the births of John the Baptist and Jesus.
Following the service, we will continue the celebration with a party in the Parish Hall.View Event
Wednesdays @ 6pm
Walk In Wednesdays is a relaxed opportunity to enjoy a few minutes of conversation and a meal with our sisters and brothers in Christ. Bring a dish to share, if you are able. All ages are welcome. The evening ends with a brief service from Daily Prayer for All Seasons.
Wednesday, December 20, 7pm
A community service which gives us the chance to express the grief, fears, anger, and confusion that are all a normal part of living and loving. We will ask God for healing, and become, ever-so-gently, ready to face a future sustained by hope and grace. There is space for you to sit, remain silent, weep, or even pace, as you feel the need throughout this worship service. There are people here who will sustain you with their singing,
Sunday, December 24—The 4th Sunday of Advent
8:00am Holy Eucharist
Sunday December 24—Christmas Eve
3:40pm String Prelude & Carol Sing
4:00pm Instant Pageant & Holy Eucharist
It’s a pageant telling of the birth of Jesus in which everyone can participate! The empty stable will be filled with the traditional figures of shepherds, sheep, the holy family and angels, angels, and more angels as children of all ages are called forth to place the figures during the Gospel.View Event
Baptisms are held in the midst of the primary Eucharistic celebration four times a year. In 2018, baptisms will be available on The Baptism of Our Lord (January 7), Easter Day (April 1) the Day of Pentecost (May 20), and All Saints Day (November 4). Please speak with Pastor Elizabeth or Pastor Stephen if you or your child is interested in being baptized.View Event
. . . I pour water and wine. While I set the table for the Lord’s Supper, I’ve often
wondered what it would have been like to set the table for Jesus and his friends. I’ve meditated on what it must have been like to be there with him. I’ve considered what it will be like when we eat with him in heaven. And I’ve learned a thing or two about service and beauty and community.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out on the world. Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which He is to bless His people.—Teresa of Avila
Working without fanfare are members of our community who are there when someone needs a helping hand—a meal,
Many times things which are hidden are treasures: the creamy filling in a Hostess cupcake, the pirate’s gold, or the honeycomb of wild bees. St. Simon’s Sunday morning programs for children and youth are a lot like treasure. Hidden away in our classrooms are the most amazing kids being formed in their faith by dedicated, caring leaders who carefully construct experiences to demonstrate God’s love. A team of 14 leads the Sunday school and Children’s Chapel,View Event