Music and readings for Advent focus our hearts on expectant anticipation. Come and enjoy 30 minute meditations with music from the organ and scripture reading on December 13 and 20 at 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. in the nave.
Bach Vespers for Advent on Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. will feature our Bach Choir and Orchestra presenting Bach’s Cantata 36 “Schwingt freudig euch empor.” Also featured will be hymns of the season, organ settings of the chorale “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,” motets by Handl, Hassler, and a rare gem from the period of the Mexican Baroque by an anonymous composer! Please join us for this always popular seasonal observance. Vespers is preceeded by a talk in the parish hall at 5:15. A wine and cheese reception follows. Free will offering will be received.
We celebrate Christmas (a bit early) with the pageant Christmas Around the World. All children join to sing and play the story of Jesus’ birth. On December 15, all children will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall to get ready. Bring the whole family and enjoy waffles baked by the Luther League until the doors open at 10 a.m. The youth will make sure to have plenty of waffles for the cast after the show. Dress rehearsal will be on December 14 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, December 21, 6:00 p.m.
This contemplative service offers time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ. Join others for whom the Christmas season is bittersweet to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness, and to sing hymns that acknowledge God’s presence with those who mourn and grieve, with those who suffer, and with those who struggle. God is the light shining in our darkness. All are welcome! The service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship.