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Diocese of Central Florida Holiday Events ScheduleNovember 28, 2017 • CFE Staff  • DIOCESAN FAMILY • EVENTS

2017 Holiday Events Schedule – Advent & Christmas 

Churches listed in alphabetical order:

Cathedral Church of Saint Luke

130 N. Magnolia Ave.

Orlando, FL 32801

407-849-0680

  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.

Advent Lessons and Carols

  • Sunday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m.

Christmas Lessons and Carols

  • Sunday, Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m.

Rutter’s “Gloria” for choir, brass, and organ

 

Church of Our Saviour

200 Northwest 3rd St.

Okeechobee, FL 34972

863-763-4843

  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 10, 17, at 9:30 a.m.

Special Christian Education series for both children and adults on the Advent Jesse Tree, the Advent Wreath, and Advent traditions in respective classrooms.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m.

Taize Prayer Service

  • Saturday, Dec. 23, 6 p.m.

Advent IV Vigil

  • Sunday, Dec. 24

6 p.m., Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant

9:30 p.m., Lessons and Carols

10 p.m., Christmas Eve service

  • Monday, Dec. 25, 9 a.m.

Christmas Day service

 

Church of the Ascension

4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Road

Orlando, FL 32819

407-876-3480

  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

An Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

 

Church of the Good Shepherd

221 S. Fourth Street

Lake Wales, FL 33853-3856

863-676-8578

  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 11:45 a.m., outside parish hall

Advent Wreath Workshop: Fourth annual workshop for individuals and families to make their own Advent wreaths. Fee of $10 covers cost of materials.

  • Sunday, Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Banquet and Pageant: This event is the favorite evening of the year for many parishioners. Event begins with wassail in the Memorial Garden, followed by a delicious dinner. Participants then proceed into the church to enjoy a handbell concert and traditional Christmas pageant, a 76-year tradition that includes the parish children.

  • Sunday, Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols: This service alternates between lessons, read by both children and parish leaders, and Christmas hymns.

  • Sunday, Dec. 24, 5:30 and 9 p.m.

Christmas Eve Services: Festival Eucharist with choir for both services. Traditionally, services include singing “Silent Night” by candlelight.

Contact: Lisa Parish, parish administrator, 863-676-8578; or via internet at office@goodshepherdnews.com or www.goodshepherdnews.com

 

Church of the Good Shepherd

331 Lake Ave., Maitland, FL 32751

(407) 644-5350 www.GoodShepherdMaitland.com

  • Sunday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Live Nativity Journey (see story inside November-December CFE Episcopalian)

Free refreshments at end of journey.

 

Church of the Holy Spirit

601 S. Highland Ave.

Apopka, FL 32703

407-886-1740

Advent services

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Public Service of Healing
  • Sunday, Dec. 10 – Lessons and Carols with local churches participating
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13 – The Coming Lord of Advent reconciliation service

 

Corpus Christi

3430 Country Road 470

Okahumpka, FL 34762

352-787-8430

  • Sunday, Dec. 24

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday of Advent

6 p.m., Candlelight Christmas Holy Eucharist

  • Monday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

Christmas Day Holy Eucharist followed by brunch

  • Sunday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m.

Christmastide Lessons and Carols

 

Episcopal Church of St. Mary

5750 SE 115 St.

Belleview, FL 34420

352-347-6422

  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.

Advent Lessons and Carols

  • Sunday, Dec. 24

8 a.m., Rite II with music, use the readings for Advent IV.

10:30 a.m., Christmas pageant, use readings for Christmas Eve.

8 p.m., Traditional Christmas Eve services with candle lighting.

  • Monday, Dec. 25, 9 a.m.

Christmas Day service

 

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

251 E. Lake Brantley Dr.

Longwood, FL 32779

407-788-3704

www.resurrectionlongwood.org

  • Saturday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.

Elf Jr. The Musical is presented. Tim Hanes is director. Tickets are $10.

  • Sunday, Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols featuring the Resurrection Choirs, S.E.A. Children’s Choir, and LBHS Chamber Orchestra. Director of Music is Tim Hanes. Rector is Father Paul MQueen. Admission is free.

 

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne

The Scott Center on the Pineda Campus

5625 Holy Trinity Drive

Melbourne, FL 32940

321-723-5272

  • Saturday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Partnering with the DOCK choir from Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition http://bndcserve.org/dock/

 

St. Barnabas Church

319 West Wisconsin Ave.

DeLand, FL 32720

386-734-1814

  • Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m.

A service of Lessons and Carols. Program includes the adult choir, children’s choir, and the new Bell Choir. Tom DeWitt is organist/choirmaster. Beverlee Hays directs the children’s choir. Becky DeWitt directs the Bell Choir. A reception follows in the Canterbury House. All are welcome.

Contact: The Rev. Nancy Wade Kline, Deacon

 

St. David’s by-the-Sea

600 4th St.

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

321-783-2554

  • Sunday, Dec. 24

8 a.m., Rite 1 with Communion

10:15 a.m., Lessons and Carols

7 p.m. Rite 2 Choral Eucharist

  • Sunday, Dec. 31

8 a.m., Rite 1 with Communion

8 p.m. Solemn Eucharist praying out the old years, and praying in the new year with wine, cheese, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

 

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church

414 Pine St.

Titusville, FL 32796

321-267-2545

  • Saturday evening, Dec. 2

New Year’s Eve bash on evening before the 1st Sunday in Advent.

Several top-notch jazz players provide live music.

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 5:30 p.m.

A service of Christmas Lessons and Carols featuring The Christmas Choir with a professional string quartet in the Sanctuary.

The Grand Christmas Feast follows at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets available by calling 321-267-2545.

 

St. George Episcopal Church

1250 Paige Place

The Villages, FL 32159-9315

352-750-1010

Advent schedule

  • Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

African Children’s Choir Concert

  • Sunday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.

Advent Lessons and Carols

  • Sunday, Dec. 24, 9 a.m.

The 4th Sunday of Advent service

 

Christmas schedule

  • Sunday, Dec. 24, 4 and 9 p.m.

Christmas Eve services

  • Monday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

Christmas Day service

 

St. James Episcopal Church

38 South Halifax Drive

Ormond Beach, FL 32176

386-677-0872

  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.

Advent Lessons and Carols and Eucharist

  • Sunday, Dec. 24 (Advent 4)

8 a.m., Holy Eucharist I

10 a.m., Holy Eucharist II

  • Sunday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)

5 p.m., Pageant and Family Eucharist

8 p.m., Candlelight Eucharist

  • Monday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

Christmas Day Eucharist

 

St. Matthias Episcopal Church

574 W. Montrose St.

Clermont, FL 34711

352-394-3855

The 2017 Christmas Service schedule

  • Sunday, Dec. 24:

10 a.m., Lessons and Carols

5 p.m., Christmas Eve service

7 p.m., Christmas Eve service

  • Monday, Dec. 25:

10 a.m., Christmas Day service

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

656 Avenue L, NW

Winter Haven, FL 33881

863-294-8888

  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m.

Advent Lessons and Carols program

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 13, at 5:35 p.m.

Blue Christmas Taize service

  • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 5:35 p.m.

Service

  • Sunday, Dec. 24

9:30 a.m., regular Christmas Eve service

5:30 p.m., family Christmas Eve service

10:30 p.m., candlelight Christmas Eve service

  • Monday, Dec. 25

No services

 

St. Richard’s Episcopal Church

5151 Lake Howell Road

Winter Park, FL 32792-1095

407-671-4211

  • Sunday, Dec. 24

7 p.m., “Messiah” (Part 1, excerpts), by George Frederick Handel; Schola of St. Richard’s with music remembrance strings; Michael LeGrand, organist; Dr. Carl MaultsBy, conductor.

7:30 p.m., Christmas Eve service

  • Sunday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Lessons and Carols

 

St. Simon the Cyrenian Church

1700 Ave. E.

Fort Pierce, FL 34954

772-461-2519

Service of Lessons and Carols with other small churches in the area TBA.

Father John Leibler, Rector.

 

Holiday Advent schedules are subject to change.

 

 

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