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 6, 13 and 20 at 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. in the nave.
Lessons and Carols will be celebrated this year as part of both 8:30 and 10:50 services. The combined forces of our Choir and Chorus will sing carols of the season, including a new motet by our own Yanis Eberhart. The great story of salvation will be read and sung, also including wonderful carols for all. Holy Communion will be celebrated as always!
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.
Children and youth join to make music in worship during Advent and Christmas. Music director Rick Erickson and Music Associate Mary Joy Silmaro lead rehearsals that include music, movement and reading. We will practice music, and prepare Advent Lessons and Carols on December 8, and for the Pagaent on Sunday, December 14. We invite all children and youth old enough for singing and group activities to sign up. Registration can be done via link in Thursday evening emails, online, and in an email to be sent to all families. With questions please email Rick Erickson.
Advent and Christmas Celebrations
November 23, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)
December 7, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)
December 14, 10-11:30 a.m. (Saturday)