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ADVENT and  Christmas


The Season of Advent, is the beginning of the church year. The symbol of Advent is the advent wreath with its four candles to mark the four Sundays of Advent. We begin the season by first lighting one candle and then we move through the season of Advent by lighting more candles as a holy reminder to us that the Light of Christ is with us.


Advent is a time when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. It is meant to be a time of reflection and a time set aside to renew our connection to Christ.

Gingerbread House Workshop
Sunday, Dec 4,
10:45 AM

The Church School will host a Gingerbread House Workshop on Sunday, December 4 after church or around 10:45 am. Lunch and all supplies will be provided. Church School teachers will be on hand to lead the workshop, but AN ADULT MUST ATTEND with children. This event is sponsored by the Church School, but is open to all church members and friends! Registration required, by December 1 by calling Karen Atkinson or the church office.

Cookie Walk
Sunday, December 11
following worship

Plates of homemade cookies will cover rows of tables in the Prater room. After the service on Sunday, December 11th, you can purchase a container for $10 and then “walk” up and down the aisles selecting the cookies you would like. These make great gifts! Proceeds will support Prince of Peace Church.
Want to help? We are asking parishioners, who enjoy baking cookies, to help us out by providing us with as many batches as you can. Please sign up on the bulletin board. Thank you in advance!

Winter Solstice
Advent & Winter Solstice Compline & Reflection 
Tuesday, December 21
7:00 PM

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year.  Take a break from the hectic pace of the holidays, reflect & replenish with a Quiet Night of worship and reflection. Wednesday December 21st at 7PM. Prayer,
reflection, music and Compline. Set aside an hour to relax, renew and ponder the real meaning of the season.

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist
Saturday, December 24
4:30 PM

Celebrate the Christmas Eucharist at a traditional Christmas Eve service.  This service will be held in our Sanctuary, broadcast to car radios in our parking lot and livestreamed on our website/through our YouTube channel.

Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25

No service at Prince of Peace.

11:15 AM Holy Eucharist at Trinity Episcopal Church,

                West Pittston.  All ate welcome. 

Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist
Sunday, January 1
9:30 AM

Hear the Christmas story through passages of scripture interspersed with carols and anthems of Christmas. This service will be held in our Sanctuary, broadcast to car radios in our parking lot and available in (pre-recorded) audio format on our website.

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