Worship Times: Sundays - 8:00am & 10:15am
Holy Communion: 1st & 3rd Sundays
Praise Team: 2nd Sunday of the month
Fellowship & Sunday School: 9:00-10:00am
December is a special month for worship and the activity around worship. Our first Sunday,
December 1, is the beginning of the Church year and in the month we will celebrate the first two seasons in the new year:
Advent – a four week season to prepare for God’s coming in human
Christmas – twelve days long to celebrate the birth of Jesus our
Immanuel ‘God with us.’
December is an excellent month to invite neighbors, friends and relatives to worship and to share the spirit of God’s presence with us. From singing our praises, to seeing our youth share the Christmas story or hearing it through music as the choir presents their cantata. Christmas Evegives us opportunity to join together our hearts and voices as we sing Christmas hymns and
carols while lighting candles to ponder the night of birth as our Savior comes in human flesh.
Finally, we round out the calendar year with a service of lessons and carols filled with joy and expectation.
The new year begins with a new cycle of going through the Bible
over the course of three years (Cycles A, B and C). Cycle A will
focus on the gospel of Matthew (cycle B is Mark and cycle C is
Luke) along with Old Testament readings, the psalms and an epistle
reading from the letters of Paul or a reading from the New Testament,
not from the gospels. In the course of three years will essentially
cover the whole Bible. You may note that on the bottom of the last
page of the Celebrate insert, found in the weekly bulletin, there are
daily readings from scripture. Take some time this December to be
present in worship and discover the joy of God’s love for you through
Sunday, December 15th Christmas Breakfast 9-10am &
Christmas Pageant - “The Christmas Checklist” 10:15am
Please join the youth for a lighthearted look at preparing for the special time of Christmas afterenjoying the Christmas Breakfast served by the Confirmation Students.
Sunday School Parents: Sunday School students will continue to practice during theregular education hour on Sunday mornings. If an extra practice is necessary, it will be announced, but is not planned at this time. All students who attend Sunday School regularly have been given a part and should be practicing at home, both speaking and singing. If you will not be in attendance on December 15, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!
Sunday, December 22nd – Choir Cantata
“Lord of Glory – A Musical Celebration of Christ’s Incarnation”
Music by Dan Forrest
The choir will lead the worship at both services in a performance of the cantata “Lord of Glory – A Musical Celebration of Christ’s Incarnation” music by Dan Forrest. The worship service/cantata will include choral selections, narration, scripture reading, congregational singing, and solos. Linda Bergen will accompany the singing. Join us as we celebrate the coming of God to earth this Advent/Christmas season.
Christmas Eve Worship
Tue, Dec 24th
3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Good Christian friends rejoice, with heart
and soul and voice! Our two services
offer us ample opportunity to share in the
celebration of God’s joy, Christ’s birth.
Invite your families and friends; plan
your day around the worship schedule to
give God your praise and glory.
Christmas Eve worship services at 3:00
& 5:00 pm will be our traditional
Christmas services, share Holy
Communion and end with candle
lighting. There will be a Children’s
Message at the 3:00pm service and the
Choir will sing at the 5:00pm service.
Dec 29th the 1st Sun of Christmas will
feature lessons from scripture and many
Christmas carols about Christ’s birth.