Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. –Isaiah 7:14
O come, let us adore him…
First Sunday of Advent, 3 December: The sermon title for this Sunday is “Does Santa Belong in Christmas?” Verses we’ll be considering are Matthew 5:13-16. Pastor Snyder will be preaching. It is also Communion Sunday.
Advent Wreath-Making and Soup Supper, this Sunday, 3 December! Please let us know if you can join us. Thanks!
-Please bring a soup or dessert to share!
—>For the wreath-making, please bring with you the following materials (if you need help, please let us know):
-A pre-made greenery wreath.
-4 candle bases that stick into the wreath, 4 candles.
-Whatever you wish to decorate it with: Any color scheme you like—gold, silver, copper, red, burgundy, white, cream, purple, pink and ribbons, bows, garlands, ornaments, beads, buttons, sea shells, figurines, small toys, cookie cutters, candy canes, dried fruit, cinnamon sticks, nuts, pine cones.
-Tools needed: hot glue gun, scissors, wire cutters, garden clippers. An old sheet or tablecloth would also be handy to contain most of the mess and make our cleanup easier.
Coffee and Conversations: Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, 6 December, from 10:00–12:00 noon at Christuskirche. Children are welcome to join us.
A Christmas in New York: Christmas play rehearsals continue during Sunday school. Extra rehearsal following worship next Sunday.
Youth Christmas Party and Movie Night next week, Saturday December 9 at 16.30! We will be playing some Christmas games and watching the movie Elf! – family friendly, Rated G (all ages). We’ll have pizza and a candy bar, (because Buddy LOVES his sugar – this will make sense after the movie!). Open to ages 10+, parents are welcome to stay. If you have any questions, email us anytime. Friends are welcome! RSVP so we can get an approximate count. For those who would like to be part of the set design crew for the Christmas pageant, we will meet at 3:00 (9 December). We’ll also discuss design ideas this Sunday (3 December) after church!
Mark your calendars!
3 Dec: Advent Wreathmaking with Soup Supper
6 Dec: Coffee and Conversations
9 Dec: Youth Christmas Party
17 Dec: Christmas Pageant/Birthday Party for Jesus
24 Dec: Christmas Eve Carol Service
31 Dec: Worship Service