Advent Meditation
The Rev. Robert M. Alexander will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. 
           On this 3 rd Sunday of Advent we will hear the Word proclaimed in scripture and in song. Many of our musical groups will be involved in this special music Sunday. 
At 8:30 and 11:00 our choirs will share music related to “The Great ‘O’ Antiphons” – one of the earliest Advent liturgies of the church. These seven refrains present names given to Christ in scripture (Wisdom, Lord, Root of Jesse, Key of David, Rising Dawn, King of Nations, and Emmanuel) and remind us of the many ways that our God comes to us and calls to us. 
           At the 9:45 service we will also hear special music from our Worship Team as it relates to the story (presented in a series of monologues) of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph. Again we will consider the meaning of the name Jesus and wonder about its significance for us.
           The meditation this Sunday will reflect upon some of these names and titles and how our hopes and dreams are fulfilled in this one who was born in Bethlehem. What name or title for Jesus has become most significant for you?

The congregation will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism with Charles Douglas Oldenburg and Isla Jane Oldenburg, children of Mark and Courtney Oldenburg, born on July 24, 2018.

Service of Healing While the hope is that Christmas brings peace and joy, families who have experienced loss feel those emotions even more deeply this season. An Advent worship service of healing and wholeness will be held this Sunday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Lingle Chapel.