Advent 2022: Close to Home
Important update for the 4pm and 11Pm Service!
Due to inclement weather, the 4pm and 11pm services on Christmas Eve have been cancelled. However, we will still be holding a service at 7pm, which will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person. We are still having Sunday service at 10 am tomorrow.
Scripture lessons and Christmas carols with the choir, organ, and brass ensemble. Make sure you join us in person or online, this Service will be livestreamed.
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.
Led by: Rev. Julie Kline