Advent Sermon Series, December 3-24
Guest Preacher: Rev. Scotty Smith
In our Advent sermon series this year, we will examine “The Many Voices of Advent: Good News of Great Joy for All People.” We are pleased to welcome Rev. Scotty Smith of Nashville, Tennessee, who will preach today and on December 10, and 17. Our own Rev. Mike Hearon will conclude the series in the morning services on Sunday, December 24. Join us as we consider how the prophets, shepherds, apostles, and angels all joined in the announcement of the Good News to come through Christ Jesus.
Evensong Services of Lessons and Carols, December 10
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 4:15 p.m. for children ages 3 and younger. Children in Pre-K through second grade will be released during the service for evening activities.
Christmas Eve Services
8:30 and 11 a.m. | Sanctuary
This year, since Christmas Eve falls on Sunday, our candlelight services will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and will include the traditional Christmas carols and special music. We will not have Sunday School or an evening service, and all other regular Sunday activities are canceled to allow maximum family celebration time for church members, ministry staff, operations staff, and volunteers.
New Year’s Eve Services, December 31
8:30 & 11 a.m.; 6:30 p.m.
We will have services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. as usual on New Year’s Eve, and our 6:30 p.m. service will be a special time of Reflecting and Rejoicing, with music, prayers, and a homily. We will not have Sunday School, and all other activities are canceled on New Year’s Eve to allow maximum family celebration time for church members, ministry staff, operations staff, and volunteers.
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.