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            Worship Services for             Advent & Christmas


Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day or the Sunday closest to November 30. This year Advent begins Sunday, December 2.


This holiday marks the beginning of the Church's liturgical year. The word advent means the arrival or coming of something or someone of great significance. The season of Advent is a time for both repentance and celebration.

Christians spend time in spiritual preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Believers remember not only Christ's first coming to earth as a human baby but also celebrate his continued presence with us today through the holy spirit. Advent is also a time for worshipers to anticipate his return at the Second Coming of Christ.


The second Sunday, December 9th , the second purple candle is lit. This is called the "Bethlehem Candle". It represents love and is symbolic of Christ's manger. On this day we will have morning prayer led by Dr. Chris Lehman.


The third Sunday, December 16th, the pink candle is lit. This Sunday is called " Gaudete" Sunday. Gaudete is a Latin word meaning rejoice. The pink candle is called " Shephards Candle", it represents joy. The change from purple to pink signifies the transition in season from repentance to celebration. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated with Rev. Lauren Kilbourn.


The fourth Sunday in Advent is December 23rd.  The last purple candle is lit. It is called "Angel's Candle" and it represents peace. Rev. Franklyn Colebrook, Sr., will celebrate Holy Eucharist.


Monday, December 24th is Christmas Eve . Traditionally on Christmas Eve the white candle is lit. The white candle is called " Christ's Candle". It represents the life of Jesus Christ that has come to light the world. It also represents purity. Rev. Franklyn Colebrooke, Sr. will celebrate Holy Eucharist beginning at 5:00 pm.


Our services are scheduled at traditional times, having both an 8 AM service and an 11 AM service each Sunday.  




 (Photo of Advent 1 wreath taken by Val Short)

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We offer two services,  8:00am and 11:00am.





Worship Services During A Time of Transition

Since our church is in a time of transition, there will be some necessary adjustments to our worship services each month.  During the transition time we will not have a regular priest, and will have to rely on supply priests to provide Holy Eucharist.  Therefore, we will have Morning Prayer led by a Lay Reader, usually twice a month.  


Daughter's of the King

Blessing of the Dolls


On June 20th, 2018, All Saints' held a unique and exceptional service.  Bishop Anne Hodges - Copple blessed 100 dolls who will have a journey to the Las Rosas Orphanage in Costa Rica and bring much joy to the children there.  These dolls were made with love  by many hands. Each Daughter took a part in their production and send with the dolls their best hopes, wishes and affection.  




Chris Lehman - Sr. Warden, Mike Scott - Jr. Warden, Mandy Scanlon, Scott Barber,  Rae Mitchell,Tom Mastroianni, Joanne Parrott,  
Sue Hodge, Chris Canady


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Contact Us  
All Saints' Episcopal Church
700 Roanoke Ave.- Church
635 Hamilton St.- Office
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870
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Phone 252-537-3610
Regular Schedule  
  • Holy Eucharist Rite I
    – 8:00 AM
  • Holy Eucharist Rite II
    – 11:00 AM
  • Coffee Hour follows 2nd Service
    – 12:00 PM
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