Advent, Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve

2017 - The Glory of It All

"May His glory fill the whole earth.”
Psalm 72:19b 

Sunday Services
7:45am Chapel - reflective service with Communion and lighting of Advent candle
10am in Sanctuary (described below)

1st Sunday of Advent - Dec 3

Rev. Sarah Green
"Power & Glory"

Lighting of the first candle for Advent.  Chancel Choir and Recorders.

2nd Sunday of Advent - Dec 10

Rev. Dr. David Smazik

"Messiah- The Shepard"

Communion. Lighting of second Advent candle. Bel Canto and our Chancel Choir

3rd Sunday of Advent - Dec 17
Handel's Messiah

Lighting of third Advent candle. Musical Concert: Handel's Messiah, Part 1

4th and Last Sunday of Advent - Dec 24
Rev. Sarah Green
"The Turning"

Lighting of fourth Advent candle and musical worship services at 10am, 4pm, 7pm, and 11pm (no 7:45am service).

5th Sunday - Dec 31

New Year's Eve

Rev. Dr. David Smazik

Community Communion and Worship at 10am (no 7:45am service).

Watch The First Nowell and A Jazz Nativity, major works performed for Advent

Christmas Eve Services

Beyond Time and Space

4:00pm Family Service  The children’s choirs lead an informal, interactive candlelight service presenting the Christmas Story. Directed by Julie Ramseyer and Alexandra Mead

7:00pm  Rev. Dr. David Smazik leads a candlelight service featuring music by a string ensemble and the Chancel Choir. Musical prelude at 6:30pm by the Ringers-on-the-Green.

11:00pm  Rev. Dr. David Smazik leads a candlelight service featuring music by a string ensemble and the Chancel Choir. The Chancel Ringers provide the prelude at 10:30pm and ring in Christmas at the end of the service.