Monday, December 15

A Blessed Christmas


Christmas Eve
4:00  PM - Family Worship
A more informal worship experience with familiar Christmas carols, a fun retelling of the Christmas story using puppets, and some of St. Andrew's children participating in the leadership of worship.  This experience, designed to be less than an hour, is perfect for families with younger children, those of you who need to get home to prepare dinner, parties, and family gatherings, and those of you who are young at heart who will have your hearts stirred as we bring the innocent and wise together to praise the new born king.
7:00 and 10:00 PM - Candlelight Communion
Traditional Christmas Eve worship with familiar carols, special music from our choirs, soloists, and instrumentalists, the proclamation of the birth of our Lord, the celebration of Communion, and gathering with lit candles for the singing of Silent Night.  This is a night of reunion for many St. Andrew's families and an opportunity to bring welcome and blessing to many guests, some who are coming through our doors for the very first time.  Be sure to invite family members, friends, co-workers, or neighbors to join you for worship.  Come join us as we give thanks to God for the greatest gift of all, the life of his Son among us.
 Please keep in mind that there will be Christmas music before each of these services.  Come a little early to secure the seating of your choice and enjoy music of the season.  If you do not get to sing all of your favorite Christmas carols on Christmas Eve, join us on the Sunday after Christmas (December 28) at 10 AM we keep the celebration going. with a service of Lessons and Carols.
Our regular worship schedule resumes on January 4 (Epiphany Celebration) with worship at 8:15 and 11 AM, Christian Education at 9:30 AM.  Weekly 5 PM Saturday Worship resumes on January 3 as well.
On behalf of our staff and Church Council, I wish all of you a truly blessed Christmas and a hope filled New Year.
Peace,


Pastor Mueller



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