The Season of Advent, 2017

Special Services, Music, Caroling

  • Wednesdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Celtic Evening Prayer at Grace Church in Jefferson City. Service at 5:30 p.m. followed by a light meal in the parish hall at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sun, Dec. 17, 2017,  5:00pm - 6:00pm  A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Church of St. Michael and St. George
  • Sun, Dec. 17, 2017, 5:30 pm, Blue Christmas serviceEmmanuel Church.
  • Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 PM. Trinity's Twelfth Annual Carols of Christmas. Join in singing traditional Christmas hymns followed by a reception of food and drink at Trinity Episcopal Church in St. James. More on their Facebook event.
  • Tuesday, Dec.19,  7:00 p.m. Blue Christmas, a candlelight prayer service for those experiencing sadness and loss. Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Sun, Dec. 24, 2017, 10:30 am, Blue Christmas serviceHoly Communion Church,  a special service with the blues. The holidays are not easy for everyone. Some of us are mourning. Some are at a loss. Some just yearn to sing in a different key. Join us for a Blue(s) Christmas. Music by Gene Dobbs Bradford and friends. All are welcome.

Social Justice, Kids in detention

  • Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 1-3 PM, Global Motherhood Initiative co-founder at Emmanuel Church. Link to event info.

  • Sun, Dec. 17, 2017, following the 10 am service, Miss Carol's Breakfast for the Homeless, at Emmanuel Church.  Carol was a parish administrator at the Episcopal Cathedral in Downtown St. Louis. Through her work, Carol constantly saw the many needs of the homeless that sought shelter and help at the Cathedral. Whether it was buying gloves, finding a resource, or just listening to their stories, she would do her best to meet their needs. Eventually, Carol convinced a local doughnut shop to donate their day old product, and a daily breakfast club for the homeless was created. It was called "Club Cathedral." She soon became known as "Miss Carol," a trusted friend of the homeless. On December 19, 2002, Carol was tragically killed outside of her office by a homeless man she had once helped. The next year, "Ms. Carol's Christmas Brunch for the Homeless" was created. Originally, this brunch was served at the Cathedral for the homeless that Carol cared so deeply for. It was a way to remember Carol and continue her important mission. For 6 years, the Emmanuel youth group and members of Christ Church helped at the brunch for the homeless in honor of Carol. We continue that tradition to honor Carol with our own brunch to raise money for the Miss Carol homeless breakfast program at the Cathedral that is held every Saturday of the year.
  • Mon, Dec. 18, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Episcopal City Mission's HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING PARTY  at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, MO Please join the ECM chaplains and staff in a rewarding holiday tradition. ECM makes sure that every child we serve in detention and DYS will have a gift to open during the holidays. We need volunteers to help us wrap all of the donated items. Please R.S.V.P. by December 12th! A light luncheon will be served, so we need an attendance count for lunch. To RSVP, Call ECM office at 314-436-3545 or email





Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:00am to 2:00pm, Marché de Noël Christmas Bazaar, at The Church of St. Michael & St. George, 6345 Wydown BoulevardSt. Louis 63105.  Silent Auction items including a quilt by Carolyn Forsen, meal by Chef Dave, Tim Bolt watercolor print of the church, handmade 36-inch Raggedy Ann & Andy, flower arranging by Molly Clifford, "God's Promise" by Jesse Barnes and two tickets for Eat St. Louis. Handmade items by CSL members
Christmas items including ornaments, trees, tablecloths, arrangements, runners, serving dishes, decorations
Garden items including plants, containers and books. Wrought iron items, Candles, Kitchen items, Wine related items, Quilts, Aprons. Contact: Alison Wiedle, Email:
Fri, Dec. 1  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, second annual Feed the Hungry Benefit Concert at Christ Episcopal Church, Cape Girardeau. Local musicians coming from various faith communities will perform traditional and seasonal music. There is no charge. However, free will donations of money or canned/packaged food will go to either FISH or Red Door Ministries. Musicians are donating their time and talent to support the less fortunate in our community. Performers include Joyful Strings Mountain Dulcimers, Dan Cotner, Front Porch Players, Shelly and Michael Moore, Hammered Grannies, and Barefoot on Sunday. For additional information:
Sat, Dec. 2, 2017, 8 am- noon, St Nicholas Bazaar at Calvary Church in ColumbiaListen to the episode of JesusHacked podcast, when host Harry Leip talked with Sharon Sessions and Kay Glass about the bazaar and its stars, the hand-made felt church mice. Doors open at 8, and the line forms outside ahead of that. 
Sat, Dec. 2, 2017, 10 am-2 pm. Quiet day, "In Quiet Expectation" hosted by the Community of St. Brigid at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Town & Country. An Advent quiet day for busy people.  Agenda: an introductory meditation by the Rev. Maria Evans, followed by 3 sessions of scripture readings and group reflections facilitated by Deacon Kevin McGrane & the Rev. Maria, along with a closing Eucharist. Lunch is included (Suggested donation to defray lunch costs is $10.) Sign up on their Facebook event page.
Sat, Dec. 2, 2017, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Holiday Sale at Grace Church in Kirkwood.  Get ready for loads of cookies, books, jewelry, decorations and Christmas cheer to descend upon our church as the Women of Grace host the 2017 Holiday Sale! This popular event brings people from throughout our community to Grace Church and supports our outreach projects.
Sat, Dec, 2, 2017, 10 AM to 1 PM. Look Back, Look Ahead: A Celebration of Diocesan Racial Awareness. Annual Conference from the diocesan Dismantling Racism Commission. This morning workshop at St. Martin's Episcopal Church is for diocesan members looking to become more involved in addressing the sin of racism. This workshop is led by diocesan churches doing work in racial justice who share their experiences getting started and continuing on this path to reconciliation. No cost, lunch provided, register at

Sun, Dec. 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm, the dedication and consecration of the new church building for St. Francis Episcopal Church, 602 Rockwood Arbor Dr., Eureka, 63025.

 Sun, Dec. 3, 2017, 5:00pm - 6:00pm. A Candlelight Service of Advent Lessons and Carols.  Church of St. Michael and St. George, 6345 Wydown Blvd, Clayton 63105

Sat, Dec. 9, 2017, 5:30 pm. The Berea Chapter of Rivendell Community is hosting Evening Prayer followed by a light meal on Saturday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Carondelet.  Rivendell Community is a recognized Christian Community of the Episcopal Church. For more information about the community, contact Barbi Click, Guardian, at
Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 pm.  "Church Walk features holiday music, history" in Louisiana, MO. This annual tradition is a walk between six churches in the town, and Calvary Church is stop number five this year. Read about it in the Herald-Whig or join in the walk this Sunday, Dec. 10. It begins at 3 pm. at the Louisiana Area Historical Museum and ends with a carol sing and soup dinner at the final location.
Sun, Dec. 10, 2017, 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 110 N. Warson Rd., Ladue 63111

Sun, Dec. 10, 2017, 3-5 PM. Celebrate International Human Rights Day with Ferguson Human Rights Commission.  Open Mic Event: Come and share your: spoken word, poetry, song, reflection in commemoration of and in advocacy of human rights. Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Tea and Natalie's goodies will be provided. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 33 N. Clay, Ferguson, MO 63135

Sat, Dec. 9, 2017, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Repent! Rejoice! – Advent Quiet Morning, from Confluence Spirituality held at Mercy Center,  St. Louis. Give yourself the gift of some quiet reflection time as you prepare for the coming of the Infant God.  Registration information.
Sat, Dec. 9, 2017, 10 am – 1:00 pm. Advent Quiet Day at All Saints and Ascension. A soup lunch will be provided. You may bring a  sandwich, if you so desire. The theme  is A BETTER YOU FOR 2018 with quiet day leaders  Machelle West, Adrienne Dillion and Rica Bond-Williams.

More Info

Each year we create a list of diocesan and wider church Advent worships, events, discussions, resources. Contact: Beth Felice