Advent Sermon Series, December 2-24
Our Advent sermon series this year is titled “A New Song.” The book of Psalms, which is the hymnbook for God’s people, also directly and indirectly proclaims the advent of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, we will study five psalms that describe the benefits we receive as a result of the birth of Jesus Christ. We will explore psalms that pronounce the Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy that only Christ can provide. You are invited to join us as we unite with the psalmists in singing a new song of praise unto our gracious God for the incarnation of his beloved Son!
Advent Devotional Guide, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
The 2018 Advent Devotional Guide, written by members, officers, pastors, and other church staff members, is illustrated with photos of the beautiful Chrismon ornaments that adorn our sanctuary Christmas trees each year. We hope you will use the guide to enjoy the opportunity for personal and/or family worship to prepare your hearts and rejoice that God has heard the prayers of his people and has indeed come to save us! Pick up a copy in The Commons today, or view the digital version.
Evensong Services of Lessons and Carols, December 9
4:30 and 6:30 p.m. |Sanctuary
Our Evensong Services of Lessons and Carols will feature the children’s Canterbury Choir, Youth Choir, adult Chancel Choir and orchestra, with Advent and Christmas Scripture lessons. The Evensong service is a great opportunity to invite others to join you for a special evening of worship. Nurseries will open at 4 p.m. for infants through younger 4 year olds. Children in pre-K through second grade will be released during the service for evening activities.
Christmas Eve Services
4 and 6 p.m. | Sanctuary
Our Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Services will include a children’s story, traditional Christmas carols, and special music. Nurseries will open at 3:30 p.m. for infants through younger 4 year olds. Children in pre-K and older will remain in the service to worship with their parents.
We use an artificial tree and wreaths in St. Andrew’s Hall to make it an allergy-friendly location for worship during the Christmas season.