2015 Holiday Worship Schedule/Advent Opportunities
As we celebrate our Advent Season and reflect reflect upon the wonders of God’s best gift of all—the light of the world, Jesus Christ, who is coming into the world – we invite you to join us for any or all of our Advent activities and Sunday Morning worship.
2015 Holiday Worship Schedule
Advent Simple Prayer
The Simple Prayer worship service will be held on Wednesdays in December at 7:00 p.m. except for December 23 which will be the Blue Christmas Service.
Children’s Christmas Program
The Children’s Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 13, during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. It will be followed by our Church Family Christmas potluck in Fellowship Hall.
The Wednesday service on December 23 at 7:00 p.m. will be the “Blue Christmas” service—it is the Wednesday closest to the Winter Solstice, the day with the least light, the longest darkness. This service acknowledges that, for many, the holidays are not “jolly” and it can be difficult to feel “merry” at Christmas. The Blue Christmas worship provides a space to bring our struggles into sacred space and be met with a word of grace and hope.
6:30 p.m. – Family Service which will include children presenting characters of the nativity as the story is told and carols are sung.
8:30 p.m. – Traditional Candlelight service with Communion. The Bell Choir will perform from 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
11:00 p.m. – A simpler more intimate service, including Communion, carols, special music and lots of candlelight.
New Year’s Eve
Watch Night service – The Sanctuary will be open from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. with music, scripture, hymns and prayers folded into a simple, reflective service. Holy Communion will be offered at the altar around 7:15, 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. Feel free to drop in for 15 minutes or stay for the whole hour.