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Richmond, VA 23225

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Christmastide at Good Shepherd


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Dec. 24, 2021

6:30 p.m. Holy Communion
Lessons: Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Luke 2:1-14
Sermon: “The Gift that Keeps on Giving,” Fr. Terry print, zoom
Music Message from Danny Corneliussen: A Selection of four Christmas Carols (with words so that you can sing along at home) –  Christmas Eve/Christmas Day and The 1st Sunday after Christmas Day


Invitation for Seasonal Reflection from Fr. Terry:  Art-and-Song pairings and the Christmas playlist – Christmas Reflections and Christmas Playlist


First Sunday of Christmastide

Dec. 26, 2021

9:30 a.m. Holy Communion
Lessons: Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 147, John 1:1-18
Sermon: “God come near to us,” Fr. Terry  printzoom

Second Sunday of Christmastide

Jan. 2, 2022

 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion
LessonsEphesians 1:3-6,15-19a, Psalm 84Luke 2:41-52
Sermon: “The Boy Jesus at the Temple,” Guest Preacher, the Rev. Fred Huntington
Fellowship reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall.
Music Message from Danny Corneliussen: Chorale Prelude on “Wie schoen leuchtet” by Niels Gade and Hymn 497 “How bright appears the Morning Star,”   The 2nd Sunday after Christmas Day

Father Terry’s Christmas Art Devotion and Christmas Playlist

Preparing Luminaria for Christmas Eve


Remembering Advent 4

 The Christmas Pageant & Jingle Singers!


At the morning service on Dec 19, our parish’s young people and their friends presented the Christmas story with music, singing, and readings.
In the afternoon our music director, Andy, brought us his a cappella quintet program of music for the season.