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Christmas

Xmas at McDUC

Christmas is an extraordinary time of music and worship at McDougall Church.
The choir and guest artists provide inspiring, creative music throughout the Advent and Christmas season. As well, we host the best the wider community has to offer with choirs and musicians of all ages, and music across the spectrum.


The Journey to Bethlehem

Nativity

In the Christian tradition, Advent is a time of waiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus. It is celebrated on four Sundays preceding Christmas.

On each of the four Sundays we light Advent Candles during the service, accompanied by readings. The candles represent Hope, Peace, Joy, Love.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES 2021 - 10:30 A.M. ON ZOOM AND TELECONFERENCE (Scroll down for instructions)

Advent wreathNovember 28 - Advent I - The Light of HOPE
December 5: Advent II, The Light of PEACE
December 12: Advent III, The Light of JOY
December 19: Advent IV, The Light of LOVE

 

Christmas & Year-End Services

 

 

BlueXmas

Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Ministers: MaryAnn Pastuck, DM; Anne Telford, DM
Music: Kimberley McMann
About: A healing service of quiet reflection, remembrance, and peace. We will look to the Light that we have been promised in the midst of the darkness and uncertainty.

TO JOIN US:
Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#

 


Xmas Candles

Christmas Eve Candlelight Family Service
Date: Friday, December 24
Time: 7:30 p.m.

 

TO JOIN US:
Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#



Christmas Mornign Service

Date: Saturday, December 25
Time: 11:00 a.m.

TO JOIN US:
Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#

 

Year End Service

Date: Sunday, December 26
Time:
10:30 a.m.

TO JOIN US:
Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#


Christmas Event Schedule

Check the News page for current Christmas events on Zoom and via teleconference.

Share the Spirit

Nov 27 Deck the Halls: Outside lighting and sanctuary décor.
Nov 28 Advent I, The Light of HOPE
Dec 4 & 5 Bissell & Food Bank: Drive-by donations
Dec 5 Advent II, The Light of PEACE, Communion
Dec 12 Advent III, The Light of JOY, Infant Baptism
Dec 19 Advent IV, The Light of LOVE, Guest Vocalists
Dec 19 Christmas Tea, 2 – 4 p.m., ONLINE via Zoom & teleconf.
Dec 21 Blue Christmas - 7:30 p.m., ONLINE via Zoom & teleconf.
Dec 24 Christmas Eve - 7:30 p.m., ONLINE via Zoom & teleconf.
Dec 25 Christmas Morning, 11:00 a.m, ONLINE Zoom & teleconf.
Dec 26 Year-end service, 10:30 a.m.,ONLINE via Zoom & teleconf.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

The Wider Musical Community at Christmas

Christmas Music Sunday

McDougall Church is one of the most popular concert venues in the City of Edmonton at Christmas. Many choirs and musicians use our sanctuary during the Christmas season to offer their best to enhance the Christmas and holiday experience.

Saturday, December 11 - Edmonton Youth Choir - 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 12 - Edmonton Colombian Choir - 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 18 - Kokopelli Choirs Wintersong - 1 p.m, 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Please visit our Music Page for more information.

 

 

Easter

Cherry Blossoms

McDougall Church celebrates the season of Easter throughout the five weeks of Lent, which precede the Easter weekend observances.

 

 

Pancake Sunday

**Cancelled in 2022 due to COVID-19**

 


Easter TapestryFive Sundays of Lent
A 40 day Journey to the Cross
About: Lent begins Ash Wednesday and continues through to Holy Week and Good Friday. These weeks offer us a time to look at the depth of our souls and to more fully embrace that which is sacred at the heart of life.

 

Palm Sunday

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m.
About: This service marks the beginning of Holy Week with a palm procession recalling Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The service leads us into the passion mood of Holy Week. The journey to the cross has begun.
TO JOIN US:
PalmsIn-Person
Online via Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#

 

 

Maundy Thursday
A Commemoration of the Last Supper

Last Supper

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Minister: MaryAnn Pastuck, DM
About: On the night before Jesus died, he had supper with his disciples: he took bread and gave thanks; broke the bread; and gave the bread to his friends, saying, “take this and eat it. This is my body given for you. Each time you do this, remember me.”
After supper he took a cup of wine and gave thanks; passed it to his friends, saying, “This cup is the new promise God has made with you in my blood. Each time you do this and drink from this cup, remember me.”
TO JOIN US:
Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#

 

Seder
Communion and Passover Seder
We celebrate this ancient story and ritual on occasional years during the Easter observances, often on Maundy Thursday, when we hear the story and share the Passover meal.

 

 

 

Edmonton’s Annual Good Friday
Outdoor Way of the Cross

Way of the Cross

Date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. (Video Presentation)

The Outdoor Way of the Cross invites people to think about the relevance and importance of the Gospel message in our world today. The walk will be presented virtually, in video format. It will include six stations, and each station will offer a reflection on an aspect of the overall theme that highlights both a challenge and a source of hope, woven together with music.

The video will be available to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Good Friday through the Way of the Cross website. Search “Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross Edmonton”.

For more information, email Marguerite

 

 

Easter ThornsGood Friday Service
Date: Friday April 15, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Minister: MaryAnn Pastuck, DM

About: The central focus of the service is the story of the crucifixion. We gather at the cross to experience the pain, sorrow and brokenness of life in the context of the larger story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
TO JOIN US:
In-Person
Online via Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#

 

 

Easter “Interlude”
Holy Saturday

2022EasterInterlude

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Time: 3 p.m.
Music: Dan Belland, piano
Reflection: Gary Simpson

About: This is an in-between-time. It comes between Good Friday and Easter morning and is a time for us to reflect on the events of the sacred story and of how death is transformed into life and darkness gives way to light.
We offer meditative music with a featured artist and a contemporary reflection. It gives us a quiet space for our own journey and reflection.

“Holy Saturday spirituality stands between the two absolutes of our existence. It is neither quite life nor quite death. It is on this day, between absolutes, that most of us catch glimpses of the mystery of those two worlds at once. This in-between day is a doorway to the sacredness of all days.”
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The Very Rev. David Giuliano, former Moderator of The United Church of Canada.

TO JOIN US:
Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#

 



SunriseEaster Sunrise Service

There will be no outdoor service in 2022.


 

 

Easter Sunday Celebration
Easter liliesDate: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Minister: MaryAnn Pastuck, DM
About:
This is a traditional service as we gather to celebrate the Easter story once again, with the joyful music of Easter.  

The observances that began with Palm Sunday and concluding with Easter Sunday are the central worship events of the Christian Year.

TO JOIN US:
In-Person
Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/629902253?pwd=NDFYeDU0MTBwajRGR1hDSU5DUmNyUT09
Or phone in:
1 - 888 - 224 - 1908, participant code 640 35074#

 

 

 

Sanctuary at Christmas

 

Come Receive the Gifts of Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For God so loved the world

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This do in Remembrance of me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is risen, indeed!

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