ADVENT and  Christmas

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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 we have a few worship options for you to chose from... In-Car, Online.

Adopt-A-Family
Christmas Outreach

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 21
online

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year.  Take a break from this stressful time to reflect & replenish.  We will observe the Winter Solstice with a special contemplative service of prayer, candlelight, and quiet music.  This service will be available on our website and by email.

Christmas Eve
Holy Eucharist
Thursday, December 24
4:30 PM
In cars & Online

Celebrate Christmas with an Evening Prayer service broadcast to car radios in the church parking lot. We will conclude the service with candlelight prayers and blessing of the nativity (masks required & social distancing will be in effect). Pre-register here for in-car church, as we have a 50 person maximum. 



A video service will also be available online for those worshiping from home.

Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 27
Online Only

 Hear the Christmas story through passages of scripture interspersed with carols and anthems of Christmas. This service will be offered online only.  We will NOT have in-car worship on December 27.