ADVENT SEASON AT ADVENT 2018

            The angels who appeared to Zechariah, Mary and Joseph all proclaimed, “Fear Not!”  in response to the human emotions displayed before them.  God’s word also breaks into the fears of our world with the promise of Jesus Christ. 

WORSHIP – “Fear Not” (8:30 & 11:00 am)

25 November –  “Fear Not Zechariah” (Luke 1: 5-25)

 2 December  –   “Fear Not, Mary”  (Luke 1: 26-38, 46-55)

 9 December  – “Fear Not Joseph, Son of David”  (Matthew 1: 18-25)

16 December  –   “Fear Not Chosen People of God”  (Isaiah 43: 1-21; John 3: 1-18)

23 December  –  CHILDREN’S PROGRAM – 10:00am SERVICE ONLY
“Santa Gives Back Christmas” (Luke 2: 1-14_

24 December – FEAST OF CHRISTMAS LESSONS AND CAROLS at both 5pm and 8pm

25 December – JESUS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY at 10:00am  (Worship and Birthday Cake for Jesus)

30 December – CHOOSE YOURFAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROL  (8:30am and11am)

WEDNESDAY MID-WEEK WORSHIP (Dinner, 6pm,Worship, 6:45pm)

“The Advent Wreath”

 “The Light of Christ coming through the lighting of candles, symbolizing the four themes of the Advent season in Christian churches”

28 November –  A Season of HOPE  (The Prophets’ candle)

  5 December  – A Season of FAITH (The Bethlehem Candle)

12 December  – A Season of JOY  (The Shepherd’s Candle)

19 December  –  A Season of PEACE (The Angel’s Candle)

ADVIENTO WORSHIP

The Adviento (Spanish-language) expression of Advent will worship weekly at 1:00pm with the following additions:

2 December  – Tamales Fundraiser  (orders taken on 25 November)

8 December – Holy Mary Festival, 7pm in Luther Hall

9 December –  First Communion Celebration

17-24 December – LAS POSADAS at 7pm each evening in Luther Hall.  (Advent congregation will join with Adviento on 19 December)

SPECIAL EVENTS

23 December  – CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT 10am ONLY

23 December  – JINGLE AND MINGLE COOKIE EXCHANGE – Special cookie sharing event. Bring two dozen cookies and pick out one dozen assorted cookies to take home. Right after children’s program in the Gathering Room.