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What will you bring to the manger?

Sunday the 23rd is the last Sunday of Advent, the Sunday before Christmas. Christmas Eve will be at 7:30pm with parking at Westminster Presbyterian who will be joining us for our communion and candlelight service.

I’m not sure how to encourage folks to show up for these worship opportunities. I assume worship is high on the list of things one must do for Christmas to be truly Christmas. O Come All Ye Faithful. In the midst of the chaotic world and the swirling hatreds and violence around us, how would we pass up a chance to enter a place of peace in order to worship and honor The Prince of Peace? I look forward to seeing you Sunday morning at 10, Monday evening at 7:30. Because a communion of believers gathered ’round the holy child IS Christmas. Grace & Peace ~PSTR

Music, meditation, prayer

Please note: All events for Thursday and Friday Evening have been canceled due to expected severe storms.

Our choir blessed us immensely on Sunday with an eclectic, joyful celebration of the Christmas story.  We had a wonderful time in worship! Thanks to all of our choir members, instrumentalists and our director, Lauren. There will be a reprise of the concert on Friday evening at 7pm in our sanctuary (we do not have parking on Friday so plan to metro or park elsewhere).

Besides the concert we have midweek opportunities for prayer and praise. At Noon, we’ll meditate (bring a brown bag lunch for afterwards). At 7pm, we’ll have a service of praise, prayer and devotion in the sanctuary. These spiritual practices will deepen your Christmas journey. It is one thing to complain about the consumer binge that has become the holidays but it is quite another thing to take intentional steps toward a spiritual appropriation of the truths of Christmas.  Plug in and this year, make your Christmas a spiritual pilgrimage. 

Christmas Eve service is a candlelight service and communion at 7:30 pm in our sanctuary. Our dear friends from Westminster Presbyterian will be joining us and Pastor Ruth and Pastor Brian will be sharing in our service.  Plan to join us for a silent night of contemplation, music and devotion.