The time has arrived to set out the Advent Wreath, to ready the Christmas decorations, and to prepare our hearts and minds for later in the month when we celebrate the birth of Christ!
There is so much going on this coming month to bring tidings of comfort and joy to every heart, including the Advent Dinner (Dec. 3), Christmas Party for New Hope Housing (Dec. 5), Blue Christmas Service (Dec. 7), and Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 10). Closer to the holy day, we'll enjoy our Christmas Pageant (Dec. 11, after the 10 am service), and our Lessons & Carols service on Sunday the 18th (again featuring a newly composed anthem by Linda Egan!), while celebrating two services on Christmas Eve (6 and 10:30 pm) and one on Christmas Day (10 am).
In this month's E-Post, our Rector recounts the origins of the Midnight Mass, while our Assistant offers a little Advent quiz. Elsewhere, our Wardens report on upcoming events and projects, while our Vestry member Susan Pehrsson writes about what Pohick Church has meant to her throughout her lifetime membership within our parish.
Last month, we received many 2017 Commitment Cards at our ingathering, but we have not heard back from a number of families. If you have not yet sent in your card, please prayerfully consider how through your financial commitment you might help our church to continue to heed Christ's call to let our light so shine in the coming year. Then drop by or mail us your commitment card at your convenience.
Read about these items and much, much more in this month's E-Post!
Remember that our website makes use of Google Calendars, so if you have a gmail account (or sign-up for a free one), you can now superimpose the church calendar on top of your other calendars. And it's all updated in real time! Click here to add the church calendar to your account.
Also, if you haven't "liked" Pohick Church on Facebook, we invite you to do so to keep up with upcoming events and lots of photos of happenings at Pohick, including a recent post of a Music Video of Pohick's 2016 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We're up to 274 "likes" and climbing nearly every week--so join the party! There's also a linked Instagram account ("Pohick") for those who prefer that form of Social Media.
As always, don't forget to send your Pohick Post Articles and event photographs to Lori Buckius at firstname.lastname@example.org before the monthly deadline (15th).Pass on any comments or concerns about these pages in an email to Dick Heintze at email@example.com or the Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 3
Advent Evensong & Candlelight Dinner, 5:30 pm
Sunday, December 4 Scripture readings
Services, 7:45, 9 am & 11:15 am
Sunday School, 10:15 - 11:05 am
Monday, December 5
Christmas Party for New Hope Housing, 6 pm
Wednesday, December 7
Blue Christmas Service, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 10
Breakfast with Santa, 10 am
Sunday, December 11 Scripture readings
Services, 8 am & 10 am
Sunday School Christmas Pageant after the 10 am service
Sunday, December 18 Scripture readings
Holy Communion, 8 am
Lessons & Carols, 10 am
Christmas Eve, December 24 Scripture readings
Family Christmas Eve Service, 6 pm
Midnight Mass & Carols, 10:30 pm
Christmas Day, December 25 Scripture readings
Christmas Day Service, 10 am
New Year's Day Scripture readings
Services, 8 am & 10 am