Advent and Christmas Worship and Fellowship

The Wednesdays of Advent

I Waited for the Lord ~ Advent Reflections on Revelation

In these tumultuous and difficult days, we long for God’s intercession, bringing about the completion of God’s kingdom through the 2nd advent (arrival) of our Lord Jesus. Living in trust, we pray: “Come Lord Jesus, Come!”
But what does that really mean? What do the scriptures tell us of Christ’s second coming? What can we expect at the end of time, on a personal, corporate and global scale? What does God’s vision granted to John on the Isle of Patmos say to us today – nearly 2000 years later? Come explore these thoughts on the Wednesdays of Advent.

December 6, 13, and 20

5:30 Dinner
6:15 Holden Evening Prayer
7:00 Extended Discussion Group and
Contemporary Band Practice

 

 Special Seasonal Events

Ludwig Symphony Orchestra Concert
Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm; Reception following

COL Family “Instant” Christmas Program
Sunday, December 10
Participating families check in at 2:45, prepare your part from 3-4:00
Program is at 4:00; friends and family are welcome to join the audience! Reception following

Church Christmas Caroling
Sunday, December 17 at 4:00 pm
Meet at the church to go to local Senior Living Centers

Service of Comfort and Hope
Tuesday, December 19 at 11:00 am
Luncheon following

The Sundays of Advent

December 3rd: The First Sunday of Advent
Daniel 3:1, 8-30
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

December 10th: The Second Sunday of Advent
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Can Dry Bones Live?

December 17th: The Third Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 9:1-7
A Great Light

Christmas Eve Morning, Sunday December 24th

ONE SERVICE at 10:00 AM
A journey from Advent to Christmas
Through scripture readings, hymns and carols, and decorating the sanctuary, this worship service will transition us from the waiting of Advent to the celebrating of Christmas. We will begin by lighting the 4th candle of our Advent Wreath and end by lighting our Chrismon Tree – a beautiful and interactive worship experience for the whole family!

  Christmas Eve Services

5:00 pm: A Family Christmas Celebration including Holy Communion
7:30 and 10:00 pm: Carols, Candlelight and Holy Communion
Prelude concerts begin at 7:10 and 9:40 pm

 A New Year’s Worship

Sunday, December 31
Regular worship schedule

*Nursery care provided