A Festival Eucharist on St. Nicholas' Day

Patron Saint of Children

St. James' Episcopal Church, Boardman, Ohio

Photos: St. James' Episcopal Church,
Boardman, Ohio
Used by permission

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.

Organ Voluntary

Entrance hymn

all standing, Raise your voice in songs and praises, as adapted

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.

Mary's Song—Magnificat

sung by all

The Collect for St. Nicholas' Day

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

Scripted conversation between the rector and St. Nicholas

Prayers of the People

Form III, Book of Common Prayer, page 387

The Peace

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

In this Episcopal Parish Family, all who long for God's presence in their lives and who desire a place at God's Table—including guests and children—are welcome to receive the Bread and Wine today.

Dismissal Hymn

all standing, A follower of Jesus

The Dismissal

Organ Voluntary

The people of St. James' Church
are delighted
to have you join us for our
Festival of St. Nicholas.



From St. James' Episcopal Church, Boardman, Ohio. Used by permission.
The service is part of St. James' St. Nicholas Festival, an event for the whole community with worship, service, and fun.

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