"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." - Luke 2:11
We welcome you this Advent & Christmas season to join us as we gather to celebrate and honor the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We have a number of different fellowship & worship opportunities:
5th Annual Christmastime Benefit Concert - December 8th, 7pm
Brunch & Greening of the Church - December 16th, 10:15am
4th Sunday of Advent Worship - December 23rd, 9am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship - December 24th, 7pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship - December 24th, 11pm
Christmas Day Worship - December 25th, 10:30am
As we move through this season of Advent, this season of preparation for the Festival arrival of our Savior the Christ child, we Prepare to welcome Joy incarnate.
But what does this Preparation look like, and what does this Joy mean?
I imagine that many of us have heard and are familiar with the words from Isaiah, associated with John the Baptist: “Prepare the way of the Lord!” Yet We may be less familiar with another portion of this same passage, in which the prophet Isaiah says that this preparation is so that “all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
Some day I want to be part of staging the biggest Christmas Pageant ever!
There will be beautiful organ music playing and a gigantic children and adult’s choir singing classical Christmas carols, but there will also be an African steel drum band and interpretive dance ensemble. The woman who designed the larger than life animal puppets (carried by two people each) for the Lion King on Broadway will create animals for the manger scene. We’ll build an actual stable, complete with hayloft and cooing doves. We’ll set up the stable far ahead of time and outside somewhere so that real animals can live inside for a while so that the whole area, even after it is cleansed from all that animals can leave behind that we’d rather none of the actors step in, have a more authentic smell and feel to it. There will be real flying angels – children strapped in harnesses singing “Glory to God in the Highest and Peace to God’s people on earth.” This staging of the Christmas Nativity will be multicultural and multinational. I’m thinking Disney meets the United Nations meets the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall meets the acrobatic circus Cirque De Soleil.