Christmas at St. David’s

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and St. David’s is so excited to celebrate the Christmas season with you! Our doors are open to all virtually, so consider yourself invited to join us for a service, concert or event at St. David’s Episcopal Church as we celebrate the birth of Jesus this season!

For more information about the events and Christmas services St. David’s has to offer, please contact Lauren Machowski at lmachowski@stdavidschurch.org.

Christmas Services at St. David’s

Location

We are located at 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne PA 19087. The Church is the smaller stone building. The Chapel is the larger building on the hill.

Christmas Eve Services:

3:00pm | Chapel Broadcast
6:00pm | Chapel Broadcast
8:00pm | Church Broadcast

Christmas Day Services:

10:00am | Church Broadcast
(All in-person services are suspended.)

After You Go

We would love to have you back next Sunday! In the meantime, stay in touch! Fill out the Get Connected form at the bottom of the ‘I’m New’ page.

Shop Small at The Gift Shop Online Store!

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Communion

All Baptized Christians are welcome to take communion. If you would prefer not to take communion, you can remain seated, or come forward with your arms crossed to receive a blessing.

Worship

St. David’s follows the services outlined in the Book of Common Prayer 1979. The services include Old & New Testament reading, a reading from the Gospel, a sermon and traditional communion.

Christmas Outreach

St. David’s is sending grants to outreach partners for them to purchase what their families will need this Christmas. If you are able to donate, please click here. Thank you!

Give Online

At St. David’s we believe our time, talents, and possessions are not really ours, God gave that to all of us. If you are prayerfully called to give, please click here. Thank you!

Christmas Events

Praying in the Way of Love Through Advent

Sundays in Advent
} 10:30-11:15am
Zoom

For the four Sundays of Advent, spiritual director Amy Nobles Dolan and the St. David’s Center for Spiritual Growth will offer a series of guided prayer experiences via Zoom. In this series, we will explore Gospel Contemplation, a way of prayer taught and practiced by St. Ignatius of Loyola. These four contemplative meditations will focus on God’s undying love that we witness this time of year as we celebrate Christmas.

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Advent Musical Meditations

Wednesdays in Advent
} 6:30pm
Broadcast

Quiet your heart and mind this month each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with St. David’s Advent Musical Meditations. Set in the Old Church in candlelight, each short Musical Meditation features a different classical musician performing contemplative music in alternation with the reading of scripture, poetry, prose and prayer.

Dwelling in the Dark Together

Wednesdays in Advent
} 7:30pm
Zoom

For the 4 Wednesdays of Advent, join us for a time of exploration, reflection, and prayer around the theme of the Dark, finding ways to lovingly be present to the dark in ourselves, our families, our communities, and in the world. We will read several short essays and Scripture passages, reflect on art, music, and poetry, and share personal and scriptural experiences that connect us to the dark and waiting of Advent.

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Lighting Up St. David’s Churchyard Drive-Thru

Thursdays-Sundays in Advent
} All Night
Churchyard

We will be lighting the trees in the churchyard this Advent and Christmas as a way to let our lights shine during this pandemic. The light displays will shine throughout the season accompanied by Christmas carols playing through our local radio transmitter, 88.1 FM on your radio as you drive through. It’s going to make a wonderful Christmas for St. David’s and the wider community.

Dress Up for Christmas!

We want to see you in your Christmas best! Even though we can’t get together this year, we can all share in the Christmas celebration together. Submit your photo by clicking the link below, or emailing it to website@stdavidschurch.org. All photos will be shared on our website and social media!

PHOTO SUBMISSION

Christmas Event Broadcasts

If you missed any of the Christmas broadcasts from this Christmas season, they are all pre-recorded and available to view online. Please click the videos below to watch them at your own time.

Advent Musical Meditations
Wednesdays, 6:30pm | Livestream >

Quiet your heart and mind this month each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with St. David’s Advent Musical Meditations. Set in the Old Church in candlelight, each short Musical Meditation features a different classical musician performing contemplative music in alternation with the reading of scripture, poetry, prose and prayer.
Wednesday, December 2nd
with James Hontz, classical guitar
Wednesday, December 9th
with Sarah Sutton, viola
Wednesday, December 16th
with Caitlin Mehrtens, harp
St. Nicholas Family Service
Sunday, December 6th

Families with children of all ages attended a Family Worship Service with St. Nicholas! During this children-friendly service, families experienced a simple liturgy, followed by meeting St. Nick himself.
Handel’s Messiah Concert
Sunday, December 6th

Start your Advent this season with Handel’s Messiah (Part I), performed by the St. David’s Adult Choir, Soloists and Chamber Orchestra.
Starlight Service of Remembering
Tuesday, December 8th

Remember those who have died this holiday season at the Starlight Service of Remembering. This service is for those who have experienced loss and find the holidays difficult.
Lessons & Carols Service
Tuesday, December 13th

This service will feature virtual choir anthems recorded this fall by St. David’s choirs, handbell choirs, and instrumentalists, interwoven with Christmas prayers and scripture readings.
St. David’s Christmas Pageant Broadcast
Sunday, December 20th

A broadcast of photos and videos from our past Christmas Pageants, with out parishioners reading parts of the story. You will also see some familiar faces wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Longest Night Service
Monday, December 21st

Eucharist & prayers help to create a safe, attentive, and sacred space for those who are struggling to feel joy, and help us remember that God is with us, bringing us hope, even in the darkest of times.

Dress Up for Christmas Photo Submission

We want to see you and your family in your Christmas best! Share your photo below or by sending it to website@stdavidschurch.org so we can all share in the Christmas celebration together.

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