Advent Schedule of Events

Advent Preparation Day
Tuesday, November 27 in the Parking Garage at 10 a.m.
Join in preparing the greenery bundles for the Hanging of the Greens.

Rehearsal Schedule for Hanging of the Greens
Wednesday, November 28 in the Sanctuary
All children of the church are invited and encouraged to participate in the dedication portion of the Hanging of the Greens. This is a required rehearsal for participants. All rehearsals are held in the Sanctuary.
All children ages 3 through Grade 4 from 4-4:30 p.m.
Grades 5-6 and Youth from 6-6:30 p.m.

Hanging of the Greens
Sunday, December 2 at the 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. Worship services
The 45th annual Hanging of the Greens, an Advent service of symbolism and music, will once again be held. The 8:30 service will be led by the children, ages 3 through Grade 6, Youth Choir, Handbell choir, Evening Ensemble, and Gospel Ensemble. The 10:55 service will be led by 5th and 6th Grade Choir, Youth Choir, Handbell Choir, Evening Ensemble, Gospel Ensemble and Chancel Choir. Dr. Martin Thielen will give an Advent Homily at both services.

Christmas with the Children
Wednesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
The Choir Club children and faculty will present James Leisy's SCROOGE, based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 8 in Jeff Wall Hall from 8-10 a.m.
Come and enjoy family time with Santa. And pancakes! This event is free and food will be provided by the youth of our church. Special crafts and a Christmas movie will also be available for the children.

A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 9 at the 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. Worship services.
The traditional readings of the Advent season with musical offerings by the Handbell Choirs, Chancel Choir, Evening Ensemble, Gospel Ensemble, Youth Choir and Brass Ensemble.

The Longest Night
Sunday, December 23 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary
A special worship service designed for those living through difficult times during the holiday season.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Sunday, December 24 at 5 and 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.