About Worship Sunday 12/23

Join us on Sunday 12/23, the fourth Sunday of Advent! Services are at 8:30 am and 10:45. There will be coffee, snacks and fellowship in between. Sunday School is on break until January 6. About worship: Cradle and cross are inextricably connected on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Between a lovely tribute to the little town of Bethlehem and the blessed virgin Mary’s magnificent song of praise, the letter to the Hebrews reminds us in no uncertain terms that Christ’s advent is for “the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” It is the kind of tension in which the church always lives as when in the holy communion—with high delight—“we proclaim the Lord's death.” (sundaysandseasons.com)

Worship with us Sunday!

This Sunday 12/16 we will be celebrating the 3rd week of advent with an 8:30 worship service, then at the 10:45 service the Sunday School kids will be performing their Christmas Program! The kids (and adults) have been working hard for the last several weeks in preparation and are excited to share it with you! Between services there will be coffee and fellowship with a Christmas carol sing-along. Sunday School kids will have a dress rehearsal. About the 3rd Sunday of Advent worship: The presence of the Lord “in your midst” in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the Lord in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful

Lessons & Carols Worship 12/9

Join us for worship at 8:30 or 10:45 for our annual Lessons and Carols Sunday during Advent! Both services will be the same! Coffee and fellowship between services. Sunday School at 9:40 will be working hard on preparing for the annual Christmas Program happening during the late service on 12/16. About worship on 12/9: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first created and performed in 1880 in a wooden building (a temporary Cathedral) in Cornwall in the UK. It was first performed at King’s College in Cambridge, UK (where the service is still celebrated) in 1918 as a way to celebrate the end of the First World War. The service has nine Bible readings that tell the Christmas story, with c

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