Advent and Christmas at a glance…

St. Nicholas Sunday

December 6
at Both Congregations
9:30 a.m. –
St. Paul’s
10:30 a.m. –
Mt. Joy

Advent Soup and Vespers

Evening starts at 6pm

December 2 and 16  at St. Paul’s
December 9 at Mt. Joy

Christmas Pageants

December 20 during worship at both Congregaions

Christmas Eve Family Worship

3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Joint
Christmas Eve with Candle Light and Holy Communion

9:30 p.m. at Mt. Joy Lutheran Church

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Advent is the Season that leads us to Christmas – the celebration of God coming into our world as one of us.  Advent is spent watching and waiting.  For while we on the coming of Jesus, we also celebrate that he has come and remains with us.  Advent is a time when we search for Jesus in our world, in your life.

So how do we talk about Advent?  Better yet, why do we need to bother with Advent when the rest of the world wants to usher in the celebration and not watch and wait?  Dr. Mark Oldenburg put together a presentation a few years ago to help congregations, pastors, and individuals help put the pieces together and answer these questions.

To help you get ready for Christmas, we have a few events happening at our parish.

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Because December is a hectic time, we want to offer an opportunity for you to come and escape the chaos and encounter God.  You are welcome to come and participate for mid-week Advent Soup Suppers and Vespers Services.

Advent

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 Our Children are learning the Christmas Story and every year they put on a Pageant to remind us of this story.  They work really hard and would love to have you join us.

Both Christmas Pageants will be held on December 20th during our worship time.  Do make sure you join us and support our children’s work and ministry.

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And do join us on Christmas Eve as the final culmination of our Advent and Christmas Season.  Come see Jesus, witness his presence through candle light, prayer, hymns and the celebration of Holy Communion – the meal where Jesus is truly present in the Bread and the Wine.

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