Christmas Season Worship 2017

The Christmas season begins with Advent and continues through the celebration of our Savior’s birth until Epiphany.
During Advent we gather to worship and anticipate the coming of our Lord Jesus.
At Christmas we praise God for the gift of His son, Jesus.

Advent and Christmas Worship Services
NOTE changes to our worship times during the Christmas/New Year holidays.
Midweek Advent Services
We gather each Wednesday in Advent at 7pm to worship and praise God using the Holden Evening Prayer.
This Advent season we explore the following themes through the lens of short Christmas movie clips:
Wed, Dec 6, 7pm – Finding the Perfect Gift for Christmas – clip from “A Christmas Story”
Wed, Dec 13, 7pm – Finding a Place to Belong this Christmas – clip from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Wed, Dec 20, 7pm – Finding the Joy of Christmas – clip from “Elf”

Christmas Eve Worship, Sunday, December 24
One Sunday morning service at 9AM – final worship service of the Advent Season
– Family Christmas Eve Worship at 4:30PM
– Christmas Eve Worship at 11PM – prelude music beginning at 10:30PM

New Years Eve Worship, Sunday, December 31
– One Sunday morning service at 9AM

Special Events
Cookie Tin Preparation
Saturday, December 16  – 9:00 a.m. – Preparation of “goodie” containers for those who need some extra love this season.  Please bring 2 dozen cookies.

Project Linus
Saturday, December 16  – 9:30 a.m. – Help make fleece blankets for “Project Linus”.  Their mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need.  Each blanket needs 2 pieces of 2 yards by 60 inches coordinating fleece.

Chili and caroling with the choir!
Sunday, December 17 – 11:30 a.m. – Anyone with a voice to sing praises to the newborn king is welcome to join in on the chili dinner and caroling.  Bring some chili to put into the roaster and/or something to share that goes with chili.  We organize into two groups to carol to congregation members and others who are in need of Christmas cheer.