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The First Sunday of Advent is December 3. Wednesday Advent services will be December 6, 13, and 20 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Advent meals will be served from 5:45 to 7 p.m.  Confirmation and Midweek classes will be from 6:30 to 7:15 on December 6 & 13; there will not be classes on December 20. 


12/6/17 – Chili and hot dogs, hosted by Board of Elders,  everyone is asked to bring a salad or dessert.

12/13/17 – Soup, sponsored by Early Child Care and the Trustees, everyone is asked to bring a salad or dessert.

12/20/17 – “Brinner” – (Breakfast for Dinner)

Advent Midweek Series – “The Word Became Flesh”
The words of John 1:1-18 are some of the most important words ever written—ever!  They explode with light and brilliance, truth and grace.  This portion of Scripture is full of dearly loved Advent and Christmas themes, with the most famous being, “The Word became flesh” (John 1:14).  Historically, the fourth Gospel is likened to an eagle—an image suggesting that John soars to awesome heights of glory and grandeur.  This Advent, get ready to fly as God’s grace lifts you up!”

Week 1, Dec. 6 – “You Have My Word” – John 1:1-5
Week 2, Dec. 13 – “A Man Named John” – John 1:6-9, 15
Week 3, Dec. 20 – “Chosen Children” – John 1:12
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 – “The Word Dwelt among Us” – John 1:14


Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year! What a great day to celebrate that our Lord took on flesh and dwelt among us—the same day of the week His crucified body rose from the dead, and the same day we always gather to worship Him and rejoice in our salvation!  The Board of Elders has set the following schedule based on what they anticipate will be the most desired worship options, mindful also of how much we will be asking our pastors to do.  So mark your calendar and join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Sat.  Dec. 23 (No worship service)

Sun. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

            (No morning worship services)

            3:00 p.m. - Traditional Family Service (with Children’s Message)

            5:00 p.m. - Traditional Festival Service (with Holy Communion)

            7:00 p.m. - Contemporary Family Service (with Children’s Message)

            9:00 p.m. - Traditional Festival Service (with Holy Communion)

Mon. Dec. 25 (No worship service)

Sat.   Dec. 30 (No worship service)

Sun.  Dec. 31 –

          8:00 a.m. – Service of Readings and Carols (with Holy Communion)

          10:30 a.m. – Service of Readings and Carols (with Holy Communion)

          10:45 a.m. – Service of Readings and Carols (with Holy Communion)

          5:00 p.m. –           New Year’s Eve Worship (with Holy Communion)