A Calendar of Worship Services and Events for Advent and Christmas

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Join us as we celebrate the joyful seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Regular Schedule of Worship

St. John's, Waupoos: 9 a.m. 3207 County Road #8, Waupoos, ON

St. Philip's, Milford: 11 a.m.  44 St. Philip's St., Milford, ON  

Coffee is served at both churches following the service. St. Philip's members share an informal sandwich lunch following the service on the fourth Sunday of the month. There is always plenty of food, good conversation, and a warm welcome for all.

Advent & Christmas Services

A Service of Carols and Lessons

Sunday December 15th 11:00 am at St. Philip's

Living Crèche:   

Sunday December 22nd 11:00 am at St. Philip's:  As a unique and memorable way for our children and all of us to worship the Christ Child we will be invited to the stable. If you have a costume that would make you look like a shepherd, magi, donkey, angel etc. please bring it with you to church.

Christmas Eve:

4:00pm at St. Philip's: Birthday Party for Jesus:  So that our children can attend church on this holy night we will have a short interactive celebration of Christ’s birthday.  Everyone is welcome!

6:00 pm: Traditional Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist at St. John’s

9:00 pm: Traditional Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist at St. Philip's 

Christmas Day: 

10:00am:  Holy Eucharist at St. Philip’s

Additional Announcements

Nov. 20 at 10:00 a.m.:  Women's Bible Study at the home of  The Rev. Dorothy Lancaster.
Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m.:  ACW Meeting at St. Philip's.
Nov. 24:  Food Bank Sunday and Sandwich Sunday at St. Philip's.
Nov. 28 at 6:00 p.m.:  Pot Luck Supper & Movie at St. Philip's.  Movie is "The Bishop's Wife" starring Cary Grant, David Niven, & Loretta Young.
Dec. 1 at St. Philip's - White Gift Sunday.  Gifts will be given to the Salvation Army for their Christmas gift baskets.  Please indicate if the gift is for a man, woman, or child, and also the age & size range.
Dec. 4:  A Christmas Service for Seniors at Hallowell House at 2 p.m. Under the leadership of The Rev. Dorothy Lancaster with St. Philip's assisting.  
Dec. 11 at 11 a.m.:  Women's Bible Study Christmas Luncheon to be held at Rita Taylor's.
Dec. 14:  Christmas in the Village:  Co-sponsored by St. Philip's and The Milford Recreation Committee, this event begins with the lighting of the village Christmas tree at the Milford Post Office at 6:30 p.m.  Then on to St. Philip's for hot chocolate, Christmas goodies, fun activities, and horse drawn wagon rides around the village, courtesy of Blain Way.  Everyone welcome!  

Advent & Christmas Activities

"If You Want to Walk on Water You Have to Get Out of the Boat"

Video Study in Six Parts:

: 4:30 pm

Where: St. Philip’s Hall

When: Friday, Nov. 22nd; Friday, November 29th; Thursday, December 5th; Friday, December 6th; Thursday, December 12th; Friday December 13th

Based on the story of Jesus inviting Peter to walk on the stormy waters we will be doing John Ortberg’s study, "If You Want to Walk on Water You Have to Get Out of the Boat"

“Far too many of us have put our faith in a casual Christianity that never compels us to leave our comfort zones. But, deep within our hearts we know that Christ has not called us to comfort, but to an exciting, sacrificial and overwhelmingly fulfilling faith. In this study,  John Ortberg teaches us how to step out of the "boat" of casual Christianity so that we can faithfully follow the Lord who is calling us out onto the risky, exciting waters of the high seas. Let Pastor Ortberg teach you how to leave your comfort zone for a remarkable life of faith.”

Please Note: You can enjoy any session without having attended previous sessions so feel free to attend when you are able.
Advent Wreath Making Morning: Saturday November 30th, 10:00am – 12 noon at St. Andrew’s Wellington we will be gathering to make our own wreaths to use at home during Advent. No supplies needed. A child friendly event but everyone is very welcome.

Rembrandt’s Prodigal Son: Saturday December 7th, St. Philip’s Hall from 10am – 12 noon. we will be studying together Rembrandts painting based on commentary from Henri Nouwens book, "The Return of The Prodigal Son". Bring a brown bag lunch if you would like to stay for lunch.