Advent & Christmas Worship



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All earth is hopeful, the Savior comes at last.

Furrows lie open for God's creative task: this, the labor of people who struggle to see

How God's truth and justice sets everybody free.

We first saw Jesus a baby in a crib,

This same Lord Jesus today has come to live in our world: he is present, in neighbors we see

Our Jesus is with us, and ever sets us free. 

Hymn text:  Alberto Taule, tr. Madeleine Forell Marshall

  • Sunday Worship for Advent & Christmas

    During the Holiday Season, November 27 through January 1, 2017,  the congregation joins in one Sunday morning service at 9:30 am.  The service is followed by coffee and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. There are no Sunday School or adult Sunday Bible classes during this seasonal schedule;  The regular schedule for worship and education resumes on January 8.

  • Adventure

    Following the 9:30 service on November 27, the First Sunday in Advent, join us in the Fellowship Hall for a light lunch and Advent crafts and activities for the entire family.  Take a break from commercial activities and prepare for Jesus' birth with appropriately themed projects.  Photos of the children with St. Nicholas himself.

  • Giving Tree

    The congregation supports three families with gifts and food during the holidays through Bellevue Life Spring.  Take a tag from the tree and return your gift as directed to share the blessings of Christmas with others. Available November 27; gifts must be returned to church by December 18.

  • Ladies' Christmas Tea

    Saturday, December 3, at 1:00pm. An afternoon of Christmas elegance for women and girls (16 and up).  Bring your friends and get a start on holiday socializing over special teatime treats.

  • advent midweek services

    Each Wednesday during Advent, November 30, December 7 and December 14, at 7:00pm  Advent worship using Holden Evening Prayer.  A time of quiet reflection and spiritual renewal.

  • Advent Soup Suppers

    Share a simple meal in the Fellowship Hall before worship on November 30, December 7 and December 14 at 6:15.

  • Family Christmas Service, Sunday, December 11

    Sunday, December 11, 9;30am. The first of our church family's Christmas services, this service for the whole congregation is presented and led by the children and youth of the Sunday School.  Come and join the celebration, and stay for a family Christmas fellowship.

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight service

    Saturday, December 24, at 7:00pm.  The congregation gathers for one service on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Christ. The service includes the addition of the Christ Candle to the Advent wreath.  It also includes scripture readings, a message, familiar and new carols, a choir anthem, and candlelight singing of Silent Night.

  • christmas eucharist, Sunday,  December 25

    Sunday, December 25, at 9:30am. The Nativity of Our Lord. Traditional Christmas Eucharist worship, with a reading of the Proclamation of the Birth of Christ and special music.

  • fIRST sUNDAY OF cHRISTMAS , Sunday, January 1

    Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 9:30am. The First Sunday of Christmas.  Singing Through the Seasons.  And opportunity for hearing the stories behind familiar hymns that we sing throughout the Church Year and to join with our brothers and sisters for Holy Communion and to worship  Emmanuel - God With Us!