Our Advent Series, “Socks & Underwear: Gifts You Need, Not Necessarily Want” will run from November 29, 2020 to December 20, 2020. During this series we’ll be collecting new socks and underwear to distribute to organizations that help those in need in our community.
Our Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be on Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm. During Advent, we’ve been exploring nightmares. Come on Christmas Eve to see how the hopes and fears of all the years culminate in Jesus.
Our annual Lessons & Carols service will take place on Sunday, December 22 at 4:00 p.m. Join us as different readings and songs are woven together throughout the evening.
Our sermon series for Advent and Christmas (begins December 1) is called “Nightmares Before Christmas.” In the Christmas song “O Little Town of Bethlehem” we find the lyrics “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”
Christmas, while a time for celebration, can also be a difficult time for many people. The lights, decorations, and ambiance can only do so much to mask the pain that we often think should be set aside at a happy time like this.
Yet in Jesus, in celebrating the incarnation, we have a mixture of hopes and fears coming together, and we have a light that shines in the darkness.
Join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Our Advent sermon series and adult Sunday school class will focus on Mary. The four-week sermon series will cover:
- December 2: Luke 1: 26-38 Unexpected Vessels of Hope
- December 9: Luke 1:39-49: Decision Time
- December 16: Luke 1:50-53: Rejoicing in Our Rescue
- December 23: Luke 1:53-55: Good News for All People
- December 30: Luke 2:21-35: The Light has Come
Join us at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday for Worship.
Using John A. Stroman’s book “Singing Mary’s Song” as a guide, we will offer a 4-week Advent class for adults.
From the book:
“When Mary learns that she will be the mother of the Messiah, she sings an unusual song. It’s not just a sweet lullaby anticipating her baby’s birth. Instead, Mary’s song is an aria of freedom and hope for the homeless, the hungry, the refugee, and the powerless.”
All are welcome at this Advent class! Feel free to RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re coming.
O Come, Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord!