Sunday, December 24—10:30 am 4th Sunday in Advent
Yes, we will worship at 10:30 am on December 24! With lessons, prayers, carols, and a message for young and old, we’ll celebrate together. Our scripture will focus on Luke 1:26-38. The message of God’s presence to Mary provides evidence that God is steadfastly present with us and together we will light the Advent candle of love. Su Grimes will offer a broadly-graded church school class for all ages following the children’s time, and nursery care will be available for babies & toddlers. A simple hospitality time will follow the service.
Christmas Eve You are invited to join us for one or both services–and to bring a friend! It will be a wonderful time to share the light of Christ.
Family Friendly Early Service—5:30 pm
This brief yet beautiful service features music from the Children’s Chimes Choir and Seventh Day worship band, with scripture readings, carols, and candle-lighting. Please contact Pastor Martha if your child or youth would like to help with readings, candle-lighting or greeting.
Traditional Candlelight Service—7:45/8:00 pm
Our traditional candlelight service begins at 8:00 pm, preceded by organ and bell choir preludes at 7:45 pm. Readings, carols, special music from the adult choir, and candle-lighting will prepare our hearts to receive the gift of Christ into our lives and into or world.
Sunday, December 31—10:30 am 1st Sunday in Christmas
Our intergenerational service of singing and hearing afresh the good news of Jesus’ birth will include a time of sharing our memories of 2017 and hopes for the year to come. Pastor Kathleen will be preaching and focus on Luke 2:22-40.