The annual Oakmont Carolwalk will be held this coming Sunday, December 8, beginning at 6:00pm at the Oakmont Presbyterian Church. Using the Anglican Lessons and Carols liturgy from Kings College, Cambridge, the service moves from church to church, where a short passage from Scripture is read, Christmas carols are sung and the choirs offer anthems. The Carolwalk finishes at St. Thomas Church this year with the combined choirs performing several anthems, completing the evening with George Frederick Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus, accompanied by a string orchestra.
St. Thomas Church choir will sing before the combined choirs and our parish bagpiper will welcome guests to the church, playing outside the door. Following the service, everyone is invited to a reception in the Parish Hall of coffee, punch and hundreds of Christmas cookies. It is a wonderful way to begin the season and a cherished Oakmont tradition. Come enjoy the music of Christmas!
Those who would like to send aid to victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines can do so through the Episcopal Relief & Development Fund. This fund, which has very low administrative costs, will send aid to those without homes, food, water, jobs or medicine. Phone the church office for more information and pray for those affected by this disaster.
Please feel free to worship with us on any Sunday:
8:00 a.m.: This is our most traditional service. It is a beautiful peaceful and quiet holy communion without regular music. It follows the Rite One service from the Book of Common Prayer.
10:30 a.m.: This service is filled with music, both traditional as well as contemporary. A practical message is given every week, applying the timeless wisdom of the Bible to everyday life. A parallel children’s ministry called Gods Kids is offered for kids five years old through fifth grade. The service follows the Rite Two holy communion service from the Book of Common Prayer.
9:00 a.m.: Breakfast (coffee, doughnuts, bagels): Theres plenty of food, especially for the family running late. A donation of fifty cents is welcome but your credit is good with us.
9:30 a.m.: Christian Education: An Adult Forum class meets in the Parish Hall and a Small Group meets in the Guild Room. Children’s Christian Education meets in classes in the upstairs Parish Hall.
Small Groups: There’s a small group for just about anyone (meeting at various times), according to what is your interest. There are women’s groups, men’s groups, mixed groups, traditional Bible studies or book groups to completely untraditional offerings like learning to play the guitar or how to use a computer. Won’t you try one out and get to know some folks along the way.
Wednesday mornings: 10:00 a.m. This simple holy communion service is an unpretentious time to worship and pray and includes a special time to pray for healing.
We are a group of people who believe Jesus is alive and welcome people no matter where they happen to be on their spiritual journey.
- What we believe: We believe that we Christians are part of the Body of Christ and that we are accepted where we are. But God never leaves us where we are but calls us to grow: spiritually, in the life of our community, in the life of our congregation and in number.
- Our Mission: We, as members of the Body of Christ, are called to grow: spiritually, in parish life, in our community, and as a congregation.