This Sunday, December 24th, is the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve! As a result there are three, count ‘em, three services on that day. There is a single morning service at 10 am that includes the choir’s Reformation-500-themed Christmas Sermon-in-Song and other special music. In the evening, we have 5 pm and 9 pm Christmas Eve services with candle lighting, special music and that warm, fuzzy feeling you get at this time of year (and no, we are not handing out puppies!). Between the evening services, Randy and Vicky Kuhlmann are inviting all y’all (I’m told that is the correct plural of “y’all”) over to their house for the annual Inter-Service Nosh with this year’s theme of Southern Texas BBQ. Directions to their place are on the Media Table. Don’t forget, if you signed up to bring poinsettias, please get them to the Activity Room by noon on Sunday for decorating the church for Christmas Eve.
Here is the list of stuff that’s NOT happening:
- No Family Movie Night 12/22
- No Sunday School 12/24 & 12/31
- No Adult Forum 12/24 & 12/31
- No Parenting Forum 12/24 & 12/31
- No Tuesday Bible Study 12/26 & 01/02
- No Instrumental Group rehearsal 12/27
- No Choir rehearsal 12/27
- No Praise Band rehearsal 12/27
Sunday December 31st (New Year’s Eve), we will again be having a single Sunday Morning Service at 10 am (8:45 service people can sleep in so they can stay up late!). It will be our annual Service of Carols (lesson, sing, lesson, sing, communion, sing – you get the idea). Following the service will be the Christmas Brunch Potluck. Sign up to bring your tasty specialty at the Media Table. You are encouraged to bring your favorite decorations, too (manger scenes, nutcrackers, disco-ball snowmen, etc.).
Thanks to all who organized and participated in last week’s Sunday School Christmas Pageant (soon to begin its Broadway run). It was fabulous! Special thanks to author Kathleen Keating – you rock! (in a subdued Lutheran sort of way).
Well, I guess that’s it. I got you a short email for Christmas! Merry Christmas, all y’all!
See you in church!