Advent & Christmas

December 22 update: In light of the rapidly rising Covid rates in the city, congregational participation for the 10:45pm Christmas Eve and the 11am services on Sunday, December 26 and January 2 will be from home only; no congregation will be present in the sanctuary at these services.

From our pastors, K and Lea:

Oh, friends, it is with sadness that we tell you that we will be gathering this Christmas Eve, but not in person.

During Advent, we have thought together about overcoming fear.  That always involves taking a risk.  Many are the risks each of us have to take just to navigate our lives. How aware we have become of that, over these past two years.

Indeed, we live in the light of the God who risked everything by sending a precious child to be with us, and to urge us to risk everything for love. We both believe in taking risks.

There is one thing, however, that we are just not willing to risk: the health & well-being, and perhaps the lives, of you, our beloved congregation.  As Covid cases keep rising, we know that gathering together in one place is no longer a safe option.  

On Christmas Eve we will worship not virtually--our worship will be real!--but online.  We will worship God, as scripture says, in spirit and in truth.  And in the safety of our homes.

Wishing you a Christmas of unexpected blessings, even now!


CHRISTMAS EVE

Family-friendly Christmas Eve Service
Thursday, December 24 at 5pm
Our family-friendly online Christmas Eve service will premiere on YouTube at 5pm. We can watch together from our homes. The service will be a time of music, prayer, readings, and the Christmas story!

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Thursday, December 24 at 10:45pm
The 10:45pm online Candlelight service will offer scripture, music, a sermon from our Senior Pastor, and a time of prayer. Join us from home and have a candle and a bell nearby because some traditions are worth holding onto. Come midnight, we’ll spread the light of Christ and hear the bells of Christmas ring out together.


ADVENT

SUNDAYS IN ADVENT
Sundays, November 28 at 11am
First Sunday in Advent
Worship in the sanctuary & live on YouTube 

Sunday, December 5 at 11am
Second Sunday in Advent | Communion
Worship in the sanctuary & live on YouTube 

Sunday, December 12 at 11am
Third Sunday in Advent | Christmas Pageant
Worship in the sanctuary & live on YouTube 

Sunday, December 19 at 11am
Fourth Sunday in Advent | Lessons & Carols
Worship live on YouTube
(No in-person congregation) 

ADVENT VESPERS
Wednesdays (December 1, 8, 15) at 6:30 on Zoom
We’ll gather together from our homes for an intimate and reflective time of music, devotional readings, prayer, and scripture. The Zoom services will be about thirty minutes long and will help hold us in this season as a church community. Together, we will watch and wait for the Christ child.

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