Advent 2022: Close to Home
This service will include a sweet and simple retelling of the night of Jesus’ birth and the singing of Christmas Carols.
Mary and Joseph are journeying even though she is in the last stages of her pregnancy. They travel to be counted in the census; it is a fulfillment of their civic duty. As the time comes for the birth, they need a safe place. There is no room and yet, one person finds a space, extends an unexpected and holy invitation. Jesus is born into this world without an invitation, but his birth only comes into fruition because repeatedly, humanity says “yes” to unexpected blessings and guests. On this Christmas Eve, may we make room in our own lives for the holy. As we raise our candles amid a darkened night, we sing our hopes of a dawn of redeeming grace. Let us celebrate this holiest of nights and find ourselves invited home.
Childcare will be available during this service.
Join us in person for this special Christmas Eve service. Before you join us for in-person worship, please review our updated mask optional practice.
Led by: Rev. Julie Kline