Christmas 2017 at St. John’s

Come Home for Christmas

1202 Christmas BlessingsDuring this holy season of Advent and Christmas, why not come home to St. John’s? Our family of faith would love to welcome you!

Advent — Sunday December 3 to Sunday December 24, 2017 — is  a season of waiting: waiting for the earthly incarnation of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. It’s also a season of preparing: putting up Christmas lights and the tree, shopping for gifts, making travel plans to be with loved ones at Christmas.

Come join us, and think about inviting a friend or family member. Whether you seek the deeper meaning of this holy season in a service such as Candlelight and Carols (Dec 17), or just want to be merry and festive at Sing and Ring (Dec 10), there’s something here for all.

On Christmas Eve, the final day of Advent – Sunday, December 24 – we have three services. At 10:30 a.m. is the contemporary Open Door, at 5:00 p.m. is the lively Family Christmas, and finally at 10:00 p.m. is the traditional Classic Candlelight Christmas.

Christmas Day — Monday, December 25 — is the wonderful day that we celebrate the first coming of Jesus, not with clamourous excitement but with deep joy. We gather at 9:00 a.m. for the Sacred Table service.


Advent and Christmas 2017
Special Services and Events

Advent — December 3 to December 24
Tue Dec 5
2 p.m.
Seniors’ Christmas Communion & Tea
An opportunity for seniors and others who are not able to attend church regularly, to enjoy Christmas worship and fellowship together.
Sun Dec 10
3 p.m.
Christmas Sing and Ring
A fun family concert with the handbell ringers, the band, the choir, and with audience participation. Free, with a free-will offering to charity.
Sun Dec 17
7 p.m.
Candlelight & Carols
With the choir and handbell ringers, experience the Christmas story told through traditional words and music. Free-will offerings to Outreach.
Christmas Eve — Sunday December 24
No 9:00 a.m. service this Sunday
10:30 a.m.
The Open Door on Christmas Eve
A contemporary service with music, teaching, and fellowship as we prepare to welcome Christ into our world. A children’s program is offered.
10:30 a.m. @
St. Leonard’s Church
Holy Eucharist
A service in the traditional style using the Book of Alternative Services, as we prepare for the arrival of Christ into the world.
5 p.m.
Family Christmas Eve Service
A lively and spirited celebration of the birthday of Jesus, tailored especially for families. Includes communion and a special program for children.
7:30 p.m. @
St. Leonard’s Church
Eucharist on Christmas Eve
A traditional Christmas Eve service with the choir. Includes communion.
10 p.m.
Classic Christmas Eve
As we approach midnight, a candlelit Christmas communion service in the traditional style with the choir.
Christmas Day — Monday December 25
9 a.m.
The Sacred Table on Christmas
A quiet and traditional service to honour the nativity of our Lord.
10:30 a.m. @
St. Leonard’s Church
Christmas Day Service
A gentle and relaxed communion service honouring the nativity of our Lord.
Happy Christmas to Everyone!
Regular Sunday services resume on Sunday, December 31

Events are at St. John’s York Mills Church unless noted otherwise.

Where Events are Happening

St. John’s York Mills Church Yonge Lawrence Fellowship St. Leonard’s Church
19 Don Ridge Drive,
(Off of Old Yonge Street
between Highway 401
and York Mills Road)
25 Wanless Avenue,
(Just north of intersection
of Yonge Street
and Lawrence Avenue)
25 Wanless Avenue,
(Just north of intersection
of Yonge Street
and Lawrence Avenue)
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