What are you doing on Christmas Eve?

Dec. 21 Bulletin

Message for the 4th Sunday of Advent: She said "Yes"


Affirmation of Faith: Mary’s Song

“I’m bursting with God-news;
 I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.
God took one good look at me, and look what happened—
 I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!
What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
 the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.
His mercy flows in wave after wave
 on those who are in awe before him.
He bared his arm and showed his strength,
 scattered the bluffing braggarts.
He knocked tyrants off their high horses,
 pulled victims out of the mud.
The starving poor sat down to a banquet;
 the callous rich were left out in the cold.
He embraced his chosen child, Israel;
 he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high.
It’s exactly what he promised,
 beginning with Abraham and right up to now.” - Luke 1


Dec. 14 Bulletin

3rd Sunday of Advent

“The Story of Christmas”

Presented by:
The Faithful Followers and Friends Children’s Choir

“We Light the Advent Candles”
“Do You Hear What I Hear?”
“Rejoice in the Lord Always” (with congregation)

Today is JOY Sunday! 
On the third Sunday in Advent, Gaudete Sunday, the Church an no longer contain her joyful longing for the coming of the Savior. We light the rose candle and rejoice that our redemption is so close at hand. Gaudete comes from the Latin Antiphon, which begins, “Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete …”meaning, 
“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice!”

December Newsletter


Christmas Eve services
You are Invited … and Invited to Invite ...

5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve for Children!
An informal, family-friendly service (45 minutes).
A fun, casual way to introduce your children to the Christmas story.

7:00 p.m. A traditional Christmas Eve … Lessons and Carols.
The traditional service of carols, candlelight, and beautiful music!

Dec. 7 Bulletin

Second Sunday of Advent
Message:
“The Beginning of … some very Good News!”


Nov. 30 Bulletin

First Sunday of Advent
Message: "To an Unknown God"

What is Advent? “Advent” means“coming” or “arrival.” During the season of Advent, we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and watch with expectant hope for his coming again. In its historical origins, the season of Advent was patterned after the season of Lent, a six-week period of penitence and preparation for Easter. Similarly, the four weeks of Advent present an opportunity for communal discernment and personal examination, as the church prepares to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord and looks with hope for Christ’s return.

For resources you can use in your home, see:
www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/advent/
to enrich the Advent Season for you and yours.