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Advent Worship

This series of worship services for the Sundays of Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrates the events “in those days,” the time when our Savior was born. As we light the candles on the Advent wreath, we remember an emperor’s decree, a journey to Bethlehem, the search for a home, the birth of a firstborn son, news for shepherds and a sign from God.

Advent 1: December 2 – “A Decree Went Out” (8:15 & 10:45)
In our worship for the first week in Advent we will remember the decree of the Roman emperor that sent Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, which long before had been decreed as the birthplace of the Savior.

Advent 2: December 9 – “To the City of David” (8:15 & 10:45)
In our worship for the second week of Advent, the journey of Mary and Joseph will remind us that God’s people have always been on the move. Still today, we walk by faith and not by sight.

Advent 3: December 16 – “No Place For Them” (8:15 & 10:45)
In the third week of Advent we will see that our Savior, for whom no place was found, has gone ahead to prepare an eternal place for us in heaven.

Advent 4: December 23 – “Her Firstborn Son” (8:15 & 10:45)
For the fourth week of Advent our worship will focus on firstborn sons: Cain, remembered for his sin, Isaac, the son of promise and sacrifice, and Jesus, God’s only Son, who came to be our Savior.

Christmas Eve: December 24 – “There Were Shepherds” (4:00 & 10:00pm)
As we gather on Christmas Eve to celebrate our Savior’s birth, listening to his Word and singing hymns of praise, we remember the shepherds who were the first to hear the good news of Jesus’ birth.

Christmas Day: December 25 – “This Will Be a Sign” (10:00am)
Join us in worship on Christmas Day, as we celebrate the day of Jesus’ birth, rejoicing in our Savior, the virgin-born Son. Jesus is the Light shining in the darkness. He is the sign of God’s redeeming love!

Please also plan to join us for midweek services on December 5, 12 and 19 at 7pm.