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Wed, Dec 13

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Hickory

Advent Season at Ascension

Throughout Advent, the nave of the church will transform weekly in preparation for the joy of Christmas. It starts with a sparsely decorated church and, as the weeks pass, the light on the Advent Wreath grows along with the anticipatory beauty of the church.

Advent Season at Ascension
Advent Season at Ascension

Time & Location

Dec 13, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Hickory, 726 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601, USA

About the Event

Advent at Ascension

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Advent I—Sunday, December 3

8:00 & 10:30 a.m. — Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. — Breakfast

9:30 a.m. — Formation for Children & Adults

       (Adult forum: The Origins of Us: An Exploration of Human Evolution)

Wednesday—December 6

5:30 p.m. — Holy Eucharist & Healing

6:00 p.m. — Supper

6:45-7:15 p.m. — Advent Evening Worship

     Join us in the chapel for a tranquil order of worship that utilizes the classic form of Evening Prayer set to music, intended for congregational singing. The psalms and canticles are easy to learn, enjoyable to sing, and beautifully suited to an evening service of prayer in Advent, when darkness waits the dawn and we look to the coming of Jesus.

Advent II—Sunday, December 10

8:00 & 10:30 a.m. — Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m. — Breakfast

9:30 a.m. — Formation for Children & Adults

       (Adult forum: The Origins of Us: An Exploration of Human Evolution)

10:30 a.m. — St. Nicholas visits Children’s Chapel

5:00 p.m. — Concert & Evensong with Lenoir Sax

Wednesday—December 13

5:30 p.m. — Holy Eucharist & Healing

6:00 p.m. — Supper

6:45-7:15 p.m. — Advent Evening Worship

     Join us in the chapel for a tranquil order of worship that utilizes the classic form of Evening Prayer set to music, intended for congregational singing. The psalms and canticles are easy to learn, enjoyable to sing, and beautifully suited to an evening service of prayer in Advent, when darkness waits the dawn and we look to the coming of Jesus.

Advent III—Sunday, December 17

8:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist

9:00 a.m.—Breakfast / Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

9:30 a.m. — Formation for Children & Adults

       (Adult forum: The Origins of Us: An Exploration of Human Evolution)

10:30 a.m. — Holy Eucharist & Christmas Pageant.

Wednesday—December 20

5:30 p.m. — Holy Eucharist & Healing

6:00 p.m. — Supper

6:45 p.m. — Longest Night Service

     At this service, we will pray, sing, and comfort one another. In the long dark nights of winter, memories of past pain and present suffering can feel overwhelming. We will acknowledge our pain and rest in the presence of God and one another.

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