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Week of December 4th, the Second Week of Advent

Dear Friends,
As we continue our Advent Season preparing ourselves not only to welcome the King but become more conformed to his image, let me remind us all of some important events and dates:
First, Our Annual General Meeting takes place over lunch (Pot-Luck!) on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2016. We gather as a community to celebrate what God has done in and through us in 2016 and to anticipate what God will do for us and through us in 2017.  All are invited and encouraged to come to this celebratory event.
Second, Our Christmas Season begins with two wonderful opportunities to worship:
  • On Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 beginning at 5:00 pm our children will tell the Story through our Pageant. We will celebrate the first communion of the Christmas Season, and then end the night in candlelight singing ‘Silent Night’.
  • On Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 beginning at 9:00 am we gather for a simple service of Word and Sacrament, joining our voices with ‘angels and archangels and the whole host of heaven’ in singing praises for the One who has come!
Third, Our ‘DISCIPLESHIP HOUR’ and NEW WORSHIP Schedule begins on Sunday, January 8, 2017
  • “DISCIPLESHIP HOUR” begins at 9:00 am and offers an opportunity for all of us (children, youth, and adults) to ‘renew our minds’ and live more faithfully in the Story of the Scriptures. Details of the educational offerings may be found in the inserts in the Sunday bulletins and on line (christtheredeemer.org)
  • “WORSHIP” shifts slightly to 10:15 am on January 8, 2017.
We are excited about this new development, and pray, that in time, it will prove immensely helpful in forming us all into faithful followers of Jesus.
Looking forward to worshiping with you all this Sunday.