Sunday, December 7th   ADVENT TWO, HOLY COMMUNION

The second Sunday of Advent features the preaching on John the Baptist, and the striking ways in which he prepared for the arrival of the Messiah.  Mark 1.1-8 is the text; the sermon is called “Sandal Thongs and Spirit Songs”.  Wonderful music and Holy Communion will also be enjoyed today.

Sunday, December 14th  ADVENT THREE, GAUDETE SUNDAY  

The third Sunday in Advent is traditionally lighter, more joyful than the others, and has carried the Latin name Gaudete Sunday, a day of joy.  The sturdy text is from 1 Thessalonians 5. 16-24, and the sermon will be entitled “Sound Advice”.  There will be plenty of wonderful sound today, too; Heidi Muller and Bob Webb, our guest artists from the Saturday Night concert, will be playing and singing for us in both services, and the Chime Choir will delight us at 10:30 as well.

Sunday, December 21st     ADVENT FOUR

We turn our hearts and minds towards Mary today, as we hear again the breathtaking tale of the Annunciation.  Luke 1. 26-38 is the text, and the message will be called “From Skepticism to Servanthood”.  Lovely choral music and super hymns will also be featured.

Wednesday, December 24th    FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE, 3 pm, 7pm, 11pm

Ah, the lovely Christmas Eve…carols, candles, blest togetherness on the night of our Savior’s birth.  Wonderful multi-generational services are planned, with beautiful rituals, inspiring instrumental music and candlelight carol singing.  Bring the whole family, and especially the out of town ones!  The services at 3pm and 11pm will be in the Chapel; the 7pm service is in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, December 28th   CHRISTMASTIDE

Join us today for a lovely service of prayer, preaching, and music.  The text will be Isaiah 61. 10 – 62. 3, and the message will be called “In the Bleak Midwinter”.