The four weeks before Christmas are a time of preparation. In addition to Sunday worship, we gather on Wednesdays for soup suppers and Holden Evening Prayer, a meditative pause in your week. A bit of church trivia for you: the liturgical color for Advent used to be purple, now it's blue, so we kind of play with that!
Christmas begins on December 24th and continues through January 5th. It's a season -- 12 days of Christmas! We typically gather on Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m. with carols and candlelight, and have an intimate service of Holy Communion on Christmas morning at 9:30 a.m. The liturgical colors for this season are white and red, but we use many more at Celebration.
This season begins with the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th and continues until Ash Wednesday. During this time we focus on light which reveals God's grace to us, and on water, which refreshes our spirits with life. The first two Sundays are white, the rest are green, liturgically speaking.
Lent begins with an acknowledgement of our human finitude with Ash Wednesday (or Ash Sunday!), and continues for forty days (plus Sundays, which are always feast days!) until Holy Week. During Lent we reflect on God's grace and prepare for affirmation of baptism. We also gather on Wednesdays for soup supper and evening prayer at the Depot. Purple is the liturgical color for Lent.
During the season of Easter we celebrate the renewal of life through Jesus Christ and all the many ways in which God renews us. This season lasts for 50 days of delight. The liturgical colors are white and gold, for you liturgical nerds!
Feast of Pentecost
On the Feast of Pentecost we celebrate the ongoing presence of God as Spirit, and the diversity of humanity in which God delights. We all wear red, the liturgical color of the day. In 2016 we also celebrated the sacrament of Holy Baptism!
Season after Pentecost
The long season after Pentecost focuses on the teachings of Jesus and our spiritual growth as individuals and as a community of faith. The liturgical color is green, and our Worship Team transforms the Depot every week in inspiring ways. The liturgical color is green (for growth), but you'll see many different and inspiring colors in worship.