by Barb Mazarakos
According to the beloved Christmas hymn Silent Night, “All is calm, all is bright” on that blessed night so long ago. Unfortunately, our current climate of Do, Shop, Buy tend to make many of us feel anything BUT calm and bright as we approach December 25th. So as I do every year, I would like to once again encourage you to make time for Jesus as Christmas approaches and plan to be at some or all of the following holiday worship services to help you remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season:
Sunday, December 17- Lessons and Carols: 8am and 10am, both with Holy Communion (*There will be no Christian Education Hour or 9:30am service this day)
Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 10am Worship Service (no other morning services); 4pm Family Candlelight Communion, 11pm Candlelight Communion
Monday, December 25: 10am Christmas Worship with Communion
Saturday, December 30: 5pm Holy Communion Service
Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve): 8am and 10am worship with Holy Communion; 5pm
New Year’s Eve Worship with Holy Communion
Thursday Advent Services (December 7, 14, 21): 11am Holy Communion followed by luncheon; 7pm Holy Communion in Duehr Chapel.
**Please note, there is NO Saturday Worship on December 23rd.
Also, to give our staff time to celebrate with their families, the Church Office will close at noon on Friday December 22 and 29. The office will also be closed for a full day on December 26 and January 1, 2018.