Schedule of Events for Advent
The time before Christmas is Advent, a season to help prepare us to welcome our Savior into our world. Christians prepare for celebrating the birth of Jesus by remembering the longing of the Jews for a Messiah. In Advent, we're reminded of how much we ourselves need a Savior, and we look forward to our Savior’s second coming at the same time as we prepare to celebrate his first coming at Christmas. The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word "adventus", which means "coming" or "visit". In the season with this name, we keep in mind both "advents" of Christ, the first in Bethlehem and the second yet to come.
Our Advent theme is "THE INVITATION: COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS", and each Sunday will celebrate an aspect of God's invitation to us.
Thursday, December 18
Rehearsal for Christmas Eve: Praise Team 6:30, Chancel Choir 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 20
SPECIAL EVENT: BLESSING OF THE COOKIES
Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday in Advent: LEAVE THE ITINERARY UP TO ME. God has promised that he will do whatever it takes to get us there, even work through unlikely messengers.
Worship services at 8:42, 10:00 and 11:15 am
Christmas Cantata at first and second services
Wednesday, December 24
Office closes at noon
Christmas Eve worship, 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve reception, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Christmas Eve worship, 7:30 pm
Christmas Eve worship, 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day, office closed
Friday, December 26
Sunday, January 4, 2015
We are back to our regular worship schedule:
8:42 am: Traditional worship service
10:00 am: Acoustic contemporary worship service
11:15 am: Contemporary worship service
Please join us at Saint Andrew during the holiday season, and we hope you continue to attend. We welcome one and all to attend our worship services and activities. May you be blessed, by Christ, through us at St. Andrew.