CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WEEK AT FPC AUBURN
Sunday, December 20
✵ 9:30am: Advent Sunday School Series: Peace, Justice, Joy, Salvation
- This year's study will take us through significant passages in the book of Isaiah and explore the themes of God's Peace, Justice, Joy, and Salvation. No preparation is necessary, simply use the following link to join us at 9:30am Sunday mornings: https://tinyurl.com/y6ejzdqo
✵ 11:00am: Advent Virtual Worship - In celebration of the season, we will have special Advent and Christmas music in the service. Several members of our Music Ministry will be featured in the Bell Choir, and as instrumentalists and soloists.
As we continue to worship at home we invite you to participate in the lighting of the Advent wreath. On this fourth Sunday of Advent, may the LOVE of Jesus Christ illuminate our homes and our hearts:
Sunday's Advent Wreath Reading and Prayer: Love - Psalm 130
“Love bade me welcome, but my soul drew back. ” - George Herbert
It’s hard to take in the enormity of
God’s love made flesh in Jesus Christ.
God became one of us, out of love for
all of us, then and now and forever.
When we light the candle of Love, we
stop in awe of God’s unending love.
Monday, December 21
✵ 5:00pm: Longest Night/Virtual Service of Remembrance and Grief - Though December is a month filled with joy and celebration, the holidays are also a time of grief as we remember our loved ones who made the season special but are no longer with us. This year, even more so, we mourn for our whole world as we lament the loss of life from the COVID-19 pandemic and the sacrifices we have made. In this virtual service of remembrance and grief, you are invited to participate in a time of prayer and reflection for the heartache that accompanies this season, and through it, find that none of us grieve alone.
You may wish to have a candle with you as you worship; we will light them in memory of our loved ones during the service. Attached you will find a bulletin for this service.
Tuesday, December 22
✵ 12:00pm: Office Hours Bible Study
- Throughout the Advent Season, the Office Hours Bible Study will be offering a thematic series on the figure of Mary in the New Testament and beyond. Topics include Mary in early Christian thought, Mary in the Qu’ran and Islam, and Mary in Orthodox Christianity and in Christian Art. You can sign up for Office Hours at https://www.ctsnet.edu/advent
- watch the lecture on Facebook or You Tube (search Office Hours Bible Study) and email Rev. Kathy Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to receive the zoom link for the Tuesday discussion group.
Wednesday, December 23
✵ 12:00pm: Bible Art Journaling - Because this Christmas season will be different from years past, our focus will be on exploring God’s unwavering promise to us during the season of Advent. Advent is a season of waiting. While we wait for a vaccine, for a cure, to be able to see our families and friends, to be able to go to church, we will focus on how God’s promises in Isaiah helped his people wait until they were fulfilled in Luke. We wait for: Salvation – Luke: 1:26-38
You do not need to be artistic or creative to participate. You can journal in your personal Bible, a notebook, a prayer journal, or on a sheet of paper. You can use any medium you like such as colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor paints, even a pen or pencil.
Contact Susan Fillippeli at email@example.com
to be sent the Zoom Link and a brief introduction to Bible art journaling.
Thursday, December 24- Christmas Eve
✵ 5:00pm: Virtual Worship