Advent Letter 2018

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

You are invited to join with us as we prepare the way of the Lord in Advent and celebrate Christ’s birth at Christmas. Here are some of the special worship services and events that St. John’s will use to mark the Seasons of Advent and Christmas.

  • Advent Family Night Sunday, November 25
    Gather in Fellowship Hall at 5pm for a Pot Luck Dinner and then explore Bethlehem on a journey through “One Starry Night.”
  • First Week of Advent Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2
    On the first week of Advent our worship will focus on the meaning of the decorations and traditions we use to celebrate Advent, and sing some of the classic Advent hymns.
  • Saturday December 8 – Free Babysitting
    From 2 to 4:45, for Children ages 3 to 10. Join the Youth Group for an afternoon of fun! 
  • Music Sunday! Sunday, December 9
    We will gather for worship service at 10am, as all our musicians and ensembles join together to proclaim Christ through song! The Youth Group bake sale will be in the narthex.
  • Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, December 15
    Support the Youth Group and have a good meal. Dinner is served at 6pm, just as the evening’s worship service ends.
  • Santa Visits! Sunday, December 16
    The Sunday School will get a special guest this week, and then Santa will be available for pictures after the 9am worship.
  • Everyone’s Christmas Play Sunday, December 23
    The day before Christmas Eve our worship services will be a new kind of Christmas Play. We will tell the story of Jesus’ birth in a fun way that will allow everyone, all ages and ability levels, to have a part!
  • Christmas Eve Worship Monday December 24
    We will gather for candlelight worship services at 5pm, 8pm, and 11pm on Christmas Eve, and a Carol sing at 10:30pm.
  • Mid Week Advent Worship Wednesday December 5, 12, & 19
    We gather in the side chapel of the Sanctuary at 10:30am for a series of brief communion worship services. This year we will focus on the stories of St. Nicholas, St. Lucia, and St. Katharina von Bora Luther.

As we approach this sacred time of year we look forward to worshiping and celebrating with you. We worship every Saturday at 5pm and Sunday mornings at 9 and 11. You can find more information on the church web site or call the church office with any questions.  From everyone at St. John’s we hope you have a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas.

Pastor Eric Reimer