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Advent and Christmas celebrations at Zion
Advent is the Season that leads us to Christmas - the celebration of God coming into our world as one of us. Advent is spent watching and waiting. For while we on the coming of Jesus, we also celebrate that he has come and remains with us. Advent is a time when we search for Jesus in our world, in your life.
Advent and Christmas at a Glance
Advent 1 Begins the weekend of December 3
Join us for worship on Saturdays at 5 p.m.
and on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Dinner at 6 p.m. and Evening Prayer at 7 p.m.
Children’s Activity at 7pm
Every Wednesday in Lent starting December 6- December 20
Yes the last Sunday of Advent is the same day as Christmas Eve. So, we will gather in the morning at 9 a.m. and then come back in the evening.
Family Worship at 4 p.m.
Candlelight with Handbells at 7 p.m.
Candlelight with Orchestra and Choir at 10:30 p.m.
So how do we talk about Advent? Better yet, why do we need to bother with Advent when the rest of the world wants to usher in the celebration and not watch and wait? Dr. Mark Oldenburg put together a presentation a few years ago to help congregations, pastors, and individuals help put the pieces together and answer these questions.
*These little gifts make the perfect stocking stuffer or the perfect gift for the person who already has everything!
ELCA Good Gifts gives people in developing countries the tools necessary for school supplies, vaccines and farm animals.
Here is how it works: Pick an ornament off the tree (Located in the chapel) and either visit elca.org/goodgifts or drop à
check/cash in the offering plate (Make sure you mark that it is for ELCA Good Gifts).
100% of the proceeds to the good gifts program goes directly to the people who need them.
The Good Gifts Tree
Join us on Christmas Eve as the final culmination of our Advent and Christmas Season. Come see Jesus, witness his presence through candle light, prayer, hymns and the celebration of Holy Communion - the meal where Jesus is truly present in the Bread and the Wine.