Home with Christ: Advent/Christmas 2020

Home with Christ: Advent/Christmas 2020

Advent/Christmas 2020
Home With Christ

“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you.
In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself
but only by being joined to the vine,
you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.”
John 15:4 (MSG)
On November 29, we begin our Advent waiting. Christmas songs on the radio will sing that there is no place like home for the holidays, but this year, the holidays will be different.
Many of us may not be able to go to our traditional family home. Our friends may not be able to come into our homes for holiday festivities.
But nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord
In worship, we will light the candles of Advent to remind us that we can find our home with Christ no matter where we are. We encourage you to join us in worship at 8:00am, 8:40am, or 11:00am, either in person or online, as we begin this Advent season.
The calendar below highlights our scheduled activities for Advent and Christmas Eve. We hope everyone will be able to find something, based on their own personal comfort level, to make you feel at Home with Christ.
Sunday November 29
First Sunday in Advent

Morning Watch 8:00am
The Table 8:40am
Traditional Worship 11:00am
Education Hour 9:45am

Adult Advent Study: Bah! Humbug! Christmas is Coming: An in-person study led by Rev Brian McPherson
Advent Activity: The Manger Project

MONDAY NOVEMBER 30

Adult Advent Study: Light of the World: An online study led by Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch

Sunday December 6
Second Sunday in Advent

Communion Sunday
Morning Watch 8:00am
The Table 8:40am
Traditional Worship 11:00am
Advent Activity: PJs and Pizza

Sunday December 13
Third Sunday in Advent

Morning Watch 8:00am
The Table 8:40am A Festival of Lessons and Carols
Traditional Worship 11:00am A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Friday December 18-Wednesday December 23

Christmas Sanctuary Experience
Sanctuary open for family/individual prayer time
1:00pm-2:00pm Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
11:00am-12:00pm Saturday
By reservation only

Sunday December 20
Fourth Sunday in Advent

Morning Watch 8:00am
The Table 8:40am
Traditional Worship 11:00am
Blue Christmas Virtual Event
Christmas Caroling 4:00pm

THURSDAY December 24
Christmas Eve Communion & Candlelight

Pre-registration is required for all services. Click on service name to register.
4:00pm Drive-in Worship Service (Morning Watch style): West Parking
5:30pm Traditional Worship Service (in person and live stream): Sanctuary
7:00pm Christmas Eve in the Courtyard (in person only): Courtyard
8:30pm Modern Worship Service (in person and live stream): Sanctuary
11:00pm Christmas Vigil (in person only): Sanctuary

Sunday December 27
One Service Sunday

11:00am Storytime and PJs (in person and live stream): Sanctuary