Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! Come one, come all to our Pop-Up Pageant tomorrow, when we turn our focus to Christ’s birth, Emmanuel, God with us! You’ll be invited to take a costume as you enter the sanctuary and will be cued to move forward as your “character” enters the scene. The familiar story draws us each year because the news is good! There is hope in difficult times and light in the darkness. This is true even as we pray for an end to war and poverty, knowing that their harm is deep today.
You have many opportunities for worship this week, with our Wednesday evening 5:00 service marking the longest night and also recognizing that the holiday season is not always “merry and bright” for everyone. Then, at 7:00 on Christmas Eve we will gather for our traditional candlelight service of lessons and carols.
Before then, we will meet following worship tomorrow, first for cocoa and cookies, and then for our quarterly meeting. This is primarily informational; so, if you have questions about what’s going on in our congregation, be sure to plan to stay for the meeting! Thanks to all those who are preparing their reports!
Blessings and peace, Lisa
Worship at Home Materials: We will be offering worship in-person as well as on Zoom this coming Sunday. Coffee & tea are available after the church service. We ask that if you have not yet been vaccinated you attend worship via Zoom. Masks are required during the singing of hymns, as the virus spreads most easily with the projection of droplets.
Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom. An order of service with scripture readings, to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.
Lessons from the Gospels Matthew 1:18-25
A Christmas Pageant “Crooked Halos and Wiggly Sheep”
Helpful Hint: If you are planning to join the Sunday morning worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to joining the call, if you have that capability.
*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.
Service of Worship for Home
To join Rev. Lisa Durkee for worship via Zoom, please use the following information.
Whether or not you choose to set up an account, when it’s time for the meeting, click the following link:
Meeting ID: 817 2548 5255