When Mary is told she will give birth to the long-awaited Messiah, her response is praise. As we gather to prepare for Christmas during the Sundays of Advent, we will be exploring ways we, too, can praise our God and Savior.

We would be honored if you join us for our Christmas-season worship services (9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.) and events as we celebrate together.

Advent at Home

As we anticipate Christ’s birth this Advent season, visit the Advent table located in the hallway near the sanctuary. There you will find adult daily devotional booklets and a child-friendly Advent calendar for use at home.

Events

First Sunday of Advent, December 2

Music Sunday: Celebrating the Songs of Christmas. Join us for the songs of Christmas, featuring congregational singing, the Court Square Choir and the Court Square Ringers at both services (9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.). In between services, at 10:15 am, we will gather in Showker Hall for a Cookie Reception. Bring two dozen of your favorite cookies to share.

Second Sunday of Advent, December 9

Communion will be served as we celebrate worship during both services. Sermon: “How to Magnify.”

Christmas Dinner Soup Kitchen, Tuesday, December 11

Starts at 4:30 pm; cold-weather gifts will be available for our guests.

Third Sunday of Advent, December 16

Sermon: “Who to Magnify.” In between our two services at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., our children will present their Christmas musical at 10:15 a.m. in Showker Hall.

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23

The final Sunday of Advent will include two worship services at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sermon: “Why Magnify?”

Christmas Eve, December 24

Lessons and Carols Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. We will hear the Christmas story in word and song.