Worship Schedule for Advent, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Worship Schedule for Advent, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Sundays, November 27, December 4, 11, and 18, Worship Services at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, Candlelight Services at 6:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1, Special Combined Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.

November 27, 2016

All are welcome to join us as we begin our Advent journey. Music will be offered by our Youth Choir, we will light the first advent candle and Pastor Glenn will share a special message drawing from Matthew 24:36-44 in his message, “Surprise!”

December 4, 2016  Second Sunday of Advent

Pastor Glenn will draw from Matthew 3:1-12 in his message, “Who is John the Baptist and why should we care?”  At both services the music will be offered by our Chancel Choir, we will light the second Advent candle and celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. The 10:30 service will also include two baptisms.

December 11, 2016  Third Sunday of Advent

Music will be offered by our Bells of Glory, we will light the third advent candle and Pastor Glenn will be preaching, “The Mission” based on Matthew 11:2-11.

December 18, 2016  Fourth Sunday of Advent

We will light the fourth advent candle and Pastor Glenn’s message will focus on Matthew 1:18-25, “Matthew remembers the birth of Jesus.” We will also celebrate Pastor Glenn’s 40+ years of ministry at a special coffee hour from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th at 6:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.

Pastor Glenn will be preaching his final sermons as pastor of UMC Dunes at 6:45 p.m. for a family Christmas service and at 10:45 p.m. for our Traditional Christmas Eve.  Both services will feature reading of the Christmas story, carols and candle lighting.  Music at the early service will be offered by the Youth Choir, Junior Singers, Chimers, Carillon Ringers, and Cherubs.  At 10:45 p.m. music will be offered by our Bells of Glory and Chancel Choir.

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 – Special Combined Service at 10:00 a.m.  

All are invited to participate in one, special Christmas Day service at 10:00 a.m. (All children are invited to participate in the service, other Sunday programs and nursery will resume January 8, 2017.)  Rev. Eldon Eldred preaching.  Special music offered by Jeana Schuitman Burch, daughter of our Music Director, Jean Schuitman. We will also be collecting baby items, in celebration of Jesus’ birth, which we will share with local agencies. On the gift registry are: diapers, warm winter clothing and crib bedding. No need to wrap your gift; items can also be dropped off at church on Christmas Eve.

New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1  – Special Combined Service at 10:00 a.m.

All are invited to welcome the new year and participate in communion at one special service at 10:00 a.m. (All children are invited to participate in the service, other Sunday programs and nursery will resume January 7.)  Rev. David Selleck will deliver the message, “First Holy Meal of the Year! Will it make a difference?”  The scripture will be I Corinthians 11:23-26 (Contemporary English Version).  Special music offered by guest soloist, Dana Olsen.

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