A Festival Eucharist on St. Nicholas’ Day
Patron Saint of Children
St. James’ Episcopal Church, Boardman, Ohio
We welcome you!
The people of St. James’ Episcopal Church welcome you on St. Nicholas Day!
We truly are pleased that you have chosen to worship with us, as we continue our observance of Advent—the holy season in which we ponder all the ways God comes into our lives, day by day and year by year. If you have any questions about the St. James’ Parish Family, please ask Father Marshall or any member. Thank you for celebrating God’s goodness with us.
The people standing, the celebrant says
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
The celebrant may say
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known,
and from you no secrets are hid:
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Bible Readings
A reading from 1 John 4
A Gospel reading from Mark 10.13–16
A Conversation with St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Prayers of the People
The Holy Communion
The offering is for children’s ministries in the community and world
At the Presentation of Offerings, the garments brought for charitable distribution are blessed
The Great Thanksgiving
The Breaking of Bread
The Communion of the People
to have you join us for our
Festival of St. Nicholas.
ALL ARE INVITED
TO A PARTY DOWNSTAIRS —
AND TO HAVE YOUR PHOTO TAKEN
WITH ST. NICHOLAS