Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Worship with us at
8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
December 22, 2019
4th Sunday of Advent

Matthew 1:18-25  

Chris Joiner

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Angels, from the Realms of Glory

Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth
Raymond H. Haan

Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
Vegetables and Dip
Fruit Salad
Ice Cream Sundaes

Cost is $5.00 adult, $3.00 children, and $15.00 family maximum. If you are celebrating a birthday during this week, your meal is free.
Christian Education
What Can’t Wait?   
This season of Advent we are enjoying the Wreath Lighting Liturgy written by Sarah Are of A Sanctified Art. It has given families the opportunity to share things we so often wait for: the coffee to brew; family to arrive; test results; someone to text back; and the list goes on. However, the good news of Advent is that we will no longer wait for hope, peace, joy, and love. We must work for each person to feel the hope, peace, joy, love, and light of Christ in each life. Thank you to all the families for offering us this gift of worship leadership.  
First Week of Advent   
8:30 Dave, Becky, Emily, Molly, Owen, and Samantha Wahlfeld  
11:00 Mike, Kellie, Finn, and Emma Pearson  
Second Week of Advent   
8:30 Betty and Wayne Barcheski  
11:00 Josh, Jennifer, Sidney, and Emmy Heath  
Third Week of Advent we enjoyed the Choral presentation of Lessons and Carols   
Fourth Week of Advent   
8:30 Tim, Stephanie, and Lucy Lampley  
11:00 Christi and Jack Granstaff  
Christmas Eve   
WHAT CAN'T WAIT? Love is here. Thanks be to God. 
4:00 Will, Barbara, and Brent Crunk  
6:00 Cary, Robin, Caroline, Watson, and Lexie Pulliam  
Advent Workshop 2019  
The church was a buzz with activity to help us celebrate the season of Advent and Christmas at church and in our homes. Thank you to everyone who helped us decorate the Chrismon trees in the sanctuary and to all the Children’s Christian Education Committee members for hosting stations. We made bird feeders, countdown chains, at-home wreaths, and the Edible Nativity Scene station was a huge hit! Calm and centering time was offered at the Praying in Color station with our confirmation class. Twenty-two homebound members will receive a Christmas card from us as well. We are embracing the light of Christ in many ways. Enjoy the light as you view these pictures from the day.  
Primetimers Christmas Dinner

From Wayne Barcheski: For our gathering activity we had a slide show (Power Point) with 14 slides of our attendees when they were very much younger – mostly under 10 and everyone had a match-up sheet to guess who was in each picture. The high score was a tie at 5 correct matches. (Maybe we feel about the same, but apparently we don’t look the same to others.)
Music/Arts and Worship
Service of Light
December 22, 5:30 PM
Join us in a peaceful candlelit sanctuary for a service on the evening following the longest night of the year. We will provide space for prayer, liturgy, and silence, and we will reflect deeper on the Advent wreath and what hope, peace, joy, and love mean to us. We. As the days begin to grow longer and more light will begin filling our days, join us to reflect of how God’s light fills our lives. During this service, you are invited to write names of persons or situations in your life or the world that need prayer, light a candle, and then place the card under the candle as a visible sign of being lifted into God’s light. You are also invited to time of fellowship and refreshments in the parlor following the service. Please make plans to join us as we continue journeying through Advent together.
Upcoming Music/Arts and
Worship Opportunities      
Candlelight Service of Holy Communion
Tuesday, December 24 (4:00 and 6:00 PM)
Join us as we celebrate the new-born king! 

4:00 PM (Chancel Choir) In addition to seasonal carol favorites, musical selections for the service include Ave Marie , Liszt – Greensleeves , Calkins –
How Far Is It To Bethlehem, Knowles and In Dulci Jubilo , J. S. Bach.
6:00 PM (Brass Quartet) In addition to seasonal carol favorites, musical selections for the service include Ave Marie , Liszt – Silent Night , Wallace –
Greensleeves , Dolmetsch and Joy to the World , Frackenpohl

The carillon will play a carol program both before and following each service. 

New Pipe Organ Update
Casavant Opus 3938 (Installation – Summer of 2020)
Work continues on the new organ as it is begin created in the workshop in Montreal. Watch for additional updates soon. 

Rehearsal Schedule Reminders
We encourage you to add your “musical tithe” to ours! Join us for a Wednesday evening rehearsal…join us for a Sunday morning service…join us for a special event preparation or season…or choose to join us on a more long-term basis. Just join us!! We want to find something that works for you, so please let us know how we can help you.    

Carillon Handbell Choir – Wednesday, 5:15-6:00 PM in Room 215-A
Rehearsals for the new year begin on JAN 8!

WNL Mid-week Meal – Wednesday, 6:00-6:45 PM in Wilson Hall

Children’s Choir (Younger Disciples) – Wednesday, 6:45-7:15 in Room 213
Rehearsals for the new year begin on JAN 22!

WNL Programming – Wednesday, 6:45-7:30 PM in Barr Conference Room

Chancel Choir – Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Room 215-B
Rehearsals for the new year begin on JAN 8!
Carillon Schedule
Before/After Worship (Sunday)
Hymn Program (Sunday & Friday Noon and Sunday at 6:00 PM)
Ringing the Hours (Weekday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
6:00 PM - Room In The Inn
6:00 PM - Wednesday Night Live Dinner
6:00 PM - Room In The Inn
6:45 PM - Children's Choir
6:45 PM - Wednesday Night Live Programs
7:30 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Room In The Inn
9:00 AM - Preschool
9:30 AM - Community Yoga Class
7:00 PM - Facility Management Committee
7:30 AM - Men's Bible Study
7:45 AM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:30 AM - Worship Service
9:30 AM - Common Grounds
9:45 AM - Birthday Party for Jesus
9:45 AM - Sunday School
10:30 AM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
10:30 AM - Common Grounds
11:00 AM - Worship Service
5:30 PM - Service of Light
Church Office Closed
4:00 PM - Christmas Eve Service
6:00 PM - Christmas Eve Service
Upcoming Events and Registrations
December 22: S ervice of Light

December 24: Christmas Eve Services

January 11: 2NDSAT

January 12: Inquirer's Lunch