Advent & Christmas
Lighting of the Advent Candle
Sundays during Advent: December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Join us in Bishops' Hall for this brief service! Watch as a child lights a candle on the large Advent wreath, and enjoy singing with a brass ensemble.
Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00 & 6:00 p.m.
The story of Christ's birth is told by readers of all ages, mixed with beautiful anthems and Christmas carols in Great Hall. The orchestra, singers, scripture readings, candlelight, and great acoustics all make this a memorable worship experience.
Longest Night: A Service of Healing and Blessing
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who are grieving or struggling with difficulties. Led by Dr. William Tankersley, our Pastoral Care Minister, this meaningful service offers peace and hope.
Natalie O. Warren Presentation of Messiah, by G. F. Handel
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
A highlight of the Advent season! Messiah is performed by our Chancel Choir, soloists, and orchestra with Dr. Joel Panciera directing. Come early to get a good seat!
Christmas Eve "Run-Out" Services
Friday, December 22, 2017:
- 10:00 a.m. at Oklahoma Methodist Manor (Fleming Center)
- 1:00 p.m. at Inverness Village
- 3:00 p.m. at Montereau
Boston Avenue ministers and college students take Christmas Eve services to residents of local retirement communities. All are welcome!
Christmastide "July Revival-Style" Worship Service
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy singing Christmas carols in a more casual atmosphere.
Service of the Bells
Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
A service with young families in mind. Children lead the service by reading scripture, singing, enacting the Christmas Story, and helping serve Holy Communion. Everyone receives a bell to help ring in Christmas!
Candlelight Christmas Service
Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The story of Christ’s birth is told through carols, scripture readings, anthems sung by the Chancel Choir, and a sermon provided by our Senior Pastor, Rev. David Wiggs.
Candlelight Communion Service
Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 11:00 p.m.
Observe Holy Communion in a beautiful candlelight setting with anthems by the Chapel Choir and Alumni! This service ends at midnight, just as Christmas Day begins.
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:05 and 6:30 p.m.
This 40-day period of Lent begins within our faith community. Through text and music, each service focuses on the light of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ. The use of ashes is as a sign of mortality and penance, and the imposition of ashes on our foreheads is a powerful nonverbal way of participating in the call to repentance and reconciliation.
Palm/Passion Sunday Services
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Both worship services reenact the triumphal entry that Jesus experienced in Jerusalem by our children's choirs processing with palm branches. We sing songs of joy and offer prayers of confession as we experience Christ's passion story.
Holy Thursday "Last Supper Experience"
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
This special Holy Thursday event, held in Community Hall, includes an authentic Passover meal, worship, and an interactive reenactment of Jesus' last supper with his disciples.
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:05 p.m.
Listen to the story of Jesus' passion through meditations and scripture readings, mixed with hymns and anthems in Great Hall. The orchestra, singers, and readers combine to make this a meaningful worship experience.
Easter Eve Service
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
This family-friendly service in the Sanctuary is led by children. Immediately following, enjoy an Easter egg hunt in the Boston Avenue Park. There will be an opportunity to have free pictures taken by our photographer with the Easter Bunny!
Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 6:30 a.m.
Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the sunrise with scripture and a blend of traditional and contemporary hymns in the Boston Avenue Park. Complimentary bagels and coffee will be served. (In case of rain, the service will move to the Rose Chapel.)
Easter Sunday Services
Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m.
Christ is risen! Join us to worship and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord at any of three triumphant services in the Sanctuary. Music is provided by the Chapel Choir at 8:00 and the Chancel Choir at 9:30 & 11:00. Each service includes a sermon by Rev. David Wiggs and concludes with the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.
Barton-Clinton-Gordey Series Presentations
Dr. Roberta C. Bondi, 2017 featured speaker
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
($10 cost for lunch and materials)
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:30 & 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. (all-church supper available beforehand at 5:30 p.m.)
Click here to learn more about the series.
During the first weekend of Lent, the Barton-Clinton-Gordey Series features religious speakers, or scholars, including bishops, professors, Christian pastors, and Jewish rabbis.
Established in 1963, the series honors Dr. L. S. Barton, Boston Avenue's Senior Minister from 1914-1922. In 1987, the Series was also named for Dr. Fred S. Clinton, a pioneer physician who moved to Indian Territory in 1897 and helped to establish Tulsa's first chartered hospital. Then, I. V. and Bona Gordey were named to the Series in 2001. Joining Boston Avenue in 1928, Bona was a beloved Sunday School teacher, and I. V. was a member and goodwill ambassador of the Chancel Choir for over 50 years.