Join Us for Christmas!
Please join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world! Several services are offered:
December 24th, 9:00 a.m. – Because the 24th falls on a Sunday, we have our regular Sunday morning Divine Service but with the special readings for when December 24th and Advent 4 fall on the same day. This morning we’ll hear the account of Jesus’ birth from the Gospel of Matthew.
December 24th, 6:00 p.m. – The Sunday School children help to proclaim the story of Christ’s birth in word and song at this Christmas Eve Evening Prayer service.
December 24th, 8:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve candlelight Divine Service: At this service we hear of Christ’s birth according to St. Luke. (Note: the 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. services are the same readings, hymns, and sermon.)
December 24th, 11:00 p.m. – Christmas Midnight candlelight Divine Service: At this service we hear of Christ’s birth according to St. Luke. (Note: the 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. services are the same readings, hymns, and sermon.)
December 25th, 10:00 a.m. – Christmas Day Divine Service: Christmas Eve focuses on the stories of Christ’s birth, and Christmas Day brings us St. John’s introduction to his Gospel, which reveals that Jesus is the Word of God come down from heaven to dwell among us.
Visiting us for Christmas? Here’s what to expect in a Lutheran, liturgical Divine Service.
The Lord’s Supper is offered at the 9:00 a.m., 8:30 pm, and 11:00 pm Services on Christmas Eve, and at the 10:00 am Service on Christmas Day.
About the Season of Christmas
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
– John 1:1, 14
Christmas is the day that hope is fulfilled. Christmas tells the story of Jesus as the long-awaited King who has finally come to save us. When God wanted to save you from your sins, He did not send a prophet or even an angel: He sent His own Son into human flesh just like yours. Jesus is the only hope of the world because Jesus is the only one who could set us free from our sins.
After four weeks of Advent anticipation, Christmas has more Good News than one day can hold. Christmas actually lasts for twelve days: from December 25th until January 5th.
(Excerpted from “Ordering our Days in His Peace” by H.R. Curtis, published by CPH)