Are you looking for a way to make Christmas more meaningful? Consider donating your time or resources to one of the many projects we undertake at Christmas:
The St. Andrew’s Angel Tree is up, decorated with ornaments bearing specific gift requests for Marine families and Wounded Warriors stationed at Camp Pendleton, the Episcopal Refugee Network, the St. Andrew’s Food Pantry, and Leucadia-Encinitas Head Start. Please take an ornament (or two) and drop off your gifts by December 6. Please leave wrapped gifts (gift cards not wrapped), with tags attached, in the narthex or the parish hall. Any questions, please contact Debbie or Barbara DeSilva.
The Christmas Gift Shop opens one day each year. Our parish hall is transformed into a festive gift shop, complete with a wide variety of gifts for all ages and elves to help wrap the presents. Our food pantry clients are invited to choose gifts for their family, without charge. Members of St. Andrew's donate new or very gently used gift items and help with setting up, wrapping, and assisting the shoppers. This year's gift shop is on December 12.Click here to sign up to help.
Encinitas Holiday Parade Saturday, December 5, 5:00 p.m. Join us as we march in the parade and share the message that God loves you. Contact Lisa Scott Jones for more information.
St. Nicholas Day Sunday, December 6, 10:00 a.m.Children join us in church for a special appearance from St. Nick.Leave one of your shoes in the entryway to the church for a special surprise.
Liturgy of Light and Remembrance Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.If you've experienced a loss that makes this time of year extra challenging, join us for a service of light, prayer, scripture and music.
Advent Labyrinth Walk Sunday, December 13, 11:30 Prepare for Christmas with a meditative walk through the labyrinth. Then if you can, stay for a mini-retreat to further prepare for the birth of Christ.
Christmas Eve Services Thursday, December 24
4:00 p.m., Service with children’s pageant
9:00 p.m., Carol Singing
9:30 p.m., Candlelight Mass
Christmas Day Service Friday, December 25, 10:00 a.m.
Family Epiphany Celebration Sunday, January 10, 10:00 a.m. Show up to celebrate the coming of the Magi and the gifts we all have to offer.