Unlike the traditional Jan.- Dec. calendar, the Lutheran church uses a "Liturgical calendar" which begins four weeks prior to Christmas Day. This liturgical calendar is designed to lift up various aspects of the Christian faith such as Christmas and Easter. The first season of the church year is ADVENT and it starts four weeks prior to Christmas Day.
Lutherans have often added a midweek worship service during Advent as a way to prepare more fully for Christ's arrival in the cradle and future arrival as King,
Sun. Dec. 3rd- 1st Sunday of Advent
Thanks to those who participated in our Christmas Carol survey we will use the results of the survey to enjoy a time of singing favorite Christmas Carols prior to each Advent service. We will also enjoy special music by our Adult Choir as well as celebrating communion at the altar rail this Sunday.
Wed. Dec. 6th- Midweek Advent Potluck and Prayer service
Starting at 6:15 pm we'll have a potluck dinner in our fellowship hall followed by a 7:00 pm prayer service. The service will use the popular and meditative "Holden Evening Prayer Service" that is about 20 minutes in length. This allows time for a short message. This year's messages will continue the focus of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther starting the Reformation and its influences still today. Tonight's message will be "Thank Luther for the Christmas presents?!"
Sun. Dec. 10th - 2nd Sunday of Advent
This Sunday we continue to watch and wait for the Christ as we hear the words of John The Baptist "Prepare the Way of the Lord." Our Adult Choir will be providing special music.
Wed. Dec. 13th- Midweek Advent Potluck and Prayer Service
This evening's message "Thank Luther for "Away in the Manger"?!"
Sun. Dec. 17th - 3rd Sunday of Advent
Our scripture will lift up Mary's reaction to the angel's news of the child in her womb and John the Baptist's proclamation of how to prepare for Christ's coming. We will be celebrating our Lord's Supper at the altar steps and our Adult Choir will provide special music.
Wed. Dec. 20th- Midweek Advent Potluck and Prayer Service
This evening's message "Thank Luther for Christmas Trees?!"
Sun. Dec. 24th- Christmas Eve Day
We will have a 10:30 am Family Friendly Christmas Celebration utilizing the talents of our youth through reading of scripture, ushering, and special music. Instead of a traditional sermon, Pastor Mike will have three short entertaining children's sermons.
Also that evening at 10:30 pm we will be offering a traditional candlelight Christmas service.