Advent & Christmas 2017

Join us for services on Christmas Eve & Christmas day.

Browse through all the holiday activities for Advent and Christmas this year below – special events, classes, music, outreach, worship services and more.

JUMP TO: Holiday Closings • Lessons & Carols • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Donate until Friday, December 1 by 5 pm

Christmas Poinsettias

The church will be adorned with beautiful poinsettias this season through your generous donations remembering and honoring your loved ones.

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Music

Lessons & Carols CD

Pick up a copy of A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols by the Incarnation Choir. CDs are available for this selection and other Incarnation recordings in the Bookstore for $15. Also, these CDs will be available at both Lessons and Carols services on December 10 & 17. Makes a great gift!

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Outreach Opportunities

Angel Tree Adoptions

Beginning Sunday, November 5, visit the Angel Tree in the Welcome Center to adopt a family or child in need.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help make Angel Tree a success. Contact Mission & Outreach for more information or to volunteer.

  • Angel Tree Gift Drop-off Night
    Wednesday, December 6, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    Work a wrapping station, craft station, food & beverage station, and/or help receive gifts.
  • Angel Tree Food Sorting & Packing
    Thursday, December 7, 9 am – 1 pm
    Help sort and package food baskets for Angel Tree recipients.
  • Partner Food & Gift Pick Up
    Friday, December 8, 9 am – 12 noon
    Help agencies pick up food and gifts.
  • Angel Tree Family Food & Gift Pick Up
    Saturday, December 9, 9 am to 12 noon
    Help recipient Angel Tree families load their food and gifts.
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Sundays, November 26 to December 10

Who is Coming?

The season of Advent is about waiting for someone to come. But whom are we waiting for? Over three weeks, Theologian-in-residence Victor Lee Austin will consider three answers: Christ the King (Nov. 26), a baby (Dec. 3), and the future of God (Dec. 10).

10:20 am, Memorial Chapel

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Friday, December 1 & Saturday, December 2

The Incarnation Bible Institute: The Book of Malachi

Join us for this new endeavor with December’s conference featuring Bishop George Sumner on The Book of Malachi. The weekend Scripture & Bible Conference will explore and study books of the Bible through keynote speakers and breakout sessions. The conference will include our liturgical daily offices and Eucharist.

Cost: $50, includes materials, meals, and refreshments. 

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Sunday, December 3

Advent Family Night

Join us for a family friendly Evensong in the main Church followed by dinner, fellowship, and the opportunity to pick up some Advent materials!

Bring your family to Evensong and join us afterward for the Family Advent Dinner in the Great Hall. Register today!

5 pm Evensong (Church)
6 pm Dinner (Great Hall)
Cost $5/person ($20/family maximum)

Advent Family Night

Wednesday, December 6 at 6 pm

Angel Tree Gift Drop-Off Night

Bring your Angel Tree gifts to the Welcome Center and join us for Christmas carols, a hot chocolate bar, a gift wrapping station, a craft table, and wine & cheese.

Angel Tree Gift Drop-off Night

December 3-17

Library Advent Book Sale

Do your Christmas shopping at the Marmion Library Book Sale during the Advent season. We have a nice selection of daily devotional and spiritual books for those New Year’s resolutions, along with a variety of gift books for all ages.

Marmion Library 214-217-5625

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Sunday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Saturday, December 9

Young Adults Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Wear your tackiest Christmas sweater to our annual young adults Christmas party. Food and door prizes. Food and door prizes. RSVP to David Hanson.

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Sunday, December 10

St. Nicholas Sunday

Children will place their shoes outside of their classrooms while St. Nicholas visits for a special treat! Children will learn the origin of ‘ole Saint Nick.

10:20 am Sunday School Classrooms

St. Nicholas Sunday

Sundays, December 10 & 17

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Hear the story of Christmas with beautiful choral singing! An Incarnation tradition. Scripture lessons read by Dallas leaders. Ancient prayers. Hymns and carols sung by the Incarnation Choir.

4:30 pm Organ Prelude (Church)
5 pm Church

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17

Children’s Christmas Pageant

Join us for an Incarnation tradition. The classic story of the birth of Christ with Joseph and Mary in the manger performed by the children of Incarnation.

10:20 am Great Hall

Children's Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 24

Silver Saints Christmas Luncheon

The Silver Saints gather to enjoy a meal together with friends and family. Eggnog made and served by Ralph Jones; music by Doc Gibbs.

For reservations only, email Carol Kadel or call 214-217-5610 by Monday, December 18.

1 pm Great Hall

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Worship Services

Sunday, December 24

Advent IV Service

9 am Regular Sunday Advent IV service with hymns (Memorial Chapel)

The Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Noon* Traditional Eucharist with choir (Church)
2 pm* Children & Family Eucharist (Church)
2 pm* Contemporary Eucharist with the Uptown Band (Ascension Chapel)
5 pm* Traditional Eucharist with the choir & brass (Church)
5 pm* Contemporary Eucharist with the Uptown Band (Ascension Chapel)
10:30 pm Solemn High Eucharist with choir & brass — with incense (Church)

* Nursery is available only at these services.


Monday, December 25

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

11 am Traditional Eucharist with the choir (Church)


Monday, January 1, 2017

The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ

11 am Traditional Eucharist with organ and hymns (Church)

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Holiday Closings

  • Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24*
  • Friday, December 22 – Close at noon
  • Monday, December 25 – Closed*
  • Tuesday, December 26 – Closed*
  • Friday, December 29 – Close at noon*
  • Monday, January 1 – Closed*

*Offices are closed and classes and services are cancelled. (The building will be open for scheduled Christmas services.)

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Bookstore

Gifts and More in the Bookstore

From holiday decor and ornaments to tree toppers and nativity sets, the Bookstore has great gift ideas for anyone on your list.

Hours:

  • Sunday, 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Friday, 9:30 am to 1 pm
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Sundays, December 11 & 18

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

4:30 pm Organ Prelude (Church)
5 pm (Church)


Saturday, December 24

The Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Noon* Traditional Eucharist with choir (Church)
2 pm* Children & Family Eucharist (Church)
5 pm* Traditional Eucharist with the choir & brass (Church)
5 pm* Contemporary Eucharist with the Uptown Band (Ascension Chapel)
10:30 pm Solemn High Eucharist with choir & brass — with incense (Church)
* Nursery is available only at these services.


Sunday, December 25

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

11 am Traditional Eucharist with the choir (Church)


Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ

7:30 am Traditional Eucharist without music (Church)

9 and 11:15 am
Traditional Eucharist with the choir (Church)

9, 11:15 am, and 5:30 pm
Contemporary Eucharist with the Uptown Band (Ascension Chapel)

Sundays, December 11 & 18

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

4:30 pm Organ Prelude (Church)
5 pm (Church)


Saturday, December 24

The Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Noon* Traditional Eucharist with choir (Church)
2 pm* Children & Family Eucharist (Church)
5 pm* Traditional Eucharist with the choir & brass (Church)
5 pm* Contemporary Eucharist with the Uptown Band (Ascension Chapel)
10:30 pm Solemn High Eucharist with choir & brass — with incense (Church)
* Nursery is available only at these services.


Sunday, December 25

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

11 am Traditional Eucharist with the choir (Church)


Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ

7:30 am Traditional Eucharist without music (Church)

9 and 11:15 am
Traditional Eucharist with the choir (Church)

9, 11:15 am, and 5:30 pm
Contemporary Eucharist with the Uptown Band (Ascension Chapel)

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Outreach

Volunteer Opportunities

Three chances to participate. Contact Outreach to help make Angel Tree a success.

  • Angel Tree Food Sorting & Packing
    Thursday, December 8, 8:30 am – 1 pm
    Details
  • Angel Tree Family Gift Pick Up Day
    Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am – 1 pm
    Details
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