ADVENT and Christmas
The Season of Advent, is the beginning of the church year. The symbol of Advent is the advent wreath with its four candles to mark the four Sundays of Advent. We begin the season by first lighting one candle and then we move through the season of Advent by lighting more candles as a holy reminder to us that the Light of Christ is with us.
Advent is a time when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. It is meant to be a time of reflection and a time set aside to renew our connection to Christ.
Observing Advent & Christmas during a pandemic...
things will be a little different, but have a few worship options for you to chose from... In-Car, Online.
Advent Wreath for Home
Small table top Advent Wreaths (consisting of a metal holder and four candles) are available for you to use in your home this Advent Season. The cost is $10/each. Please order here or by contacting the church office.
We will continue our annual tradition of sponsoring a local family for Christmas. This year we are asking for monetary donations so we can provide gift cards to the family to buy the children's gifts. You can put donations in offertory on Sunday, mail to church, donate online by clicking "Donate Now" above, or contact Deacon Chris.
Advent & Winter Solstice Compline & Reflection
Monday, December 19
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Take a break from the hectic pace of the holidays, reflect & replenish. We will celebrate the Winter Solstice with a special contemplative service of prayer, candlelight, and quiet music. This service will be available online.
Thursday, December 24
Celebrate Christmas with a Christmas Eve service. A brief Evening Prayer service will be broadcast to car radios in the church parking lot, then we will gather around the outdoor nativity for Christmas Prayers by Candlelight (masks required & social distancing will be in effect) A video service will also be available online for those worshiping from home.
Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 27
Hear the Christmas story through passages of scripture interspersed with carols and anthems of Christmas. This service will be offered online only. There will NOT be in-car worship on December 27.