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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 15- Lessons and Carols: 8am and 10am, both with Holy Communion (*There will be no Christian Education Hour or 9:30am service this day)


Saturday and Sunday, December 21 & 22: 5pm Worship (Saturday); 8am Worship and 10am Holy Communion (Sunday)


Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 4pm Family Candlelight Communion; 11pm Candlelight Communion


Wednesday, December 25: 10am Christmas Worship with Communion


Saturday and Sunday, December 28 & 29: 5pm Holy Communion Service (Saturday); 8am Holy Communion and 10am Worship (Sunday)


Tuesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve): 5pm New Year’s Eve Worship with Holy Communion


Thursday Advent Services (December 5, 12, 19): 11am Holy Communion followed by luncheon; 7pm Holy Communion in Duehr Chapel.


Also, to give our staff time to celebrate with their families, the Church Office will close at noon on Tuesday December 24 and 31. The office will also be closed for a full day on December 25 & 26 as well as January 1, 2020.