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The Christmas Season at Our Saviour
From “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” to “O Come, All Ye Faithful!”
‘Tis the season to welcome Christ among us anew. In most of December, in the season of Advent, we long for the second coming of Christ in glory. Interspersed into that somber time we also get ready for the coming of Jesus as a babe in the manger with some special events. Then on December 24th, we join in joyous celebration of the birth of Christ and enter the 12 Days of Christmas. Here are some things we have planned to celebrate:
Advent Saturdays/Sundays: Come join our regular Saturday evening and Sunday morning worship as we light the candles and watch for Messiah. We are reminded to prepare the way of the Lord in our hearts and in our lives. It is a good time to think about the generosity of God the Father—creating this amazing world for us and giving us so many good gifts, especially the gift of his Son, Jesus. Perhaps that will lead you to respond with generosity yourself—in your time, talents and treasure. Worship Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
There Was No IS Room at the Inn—Christmas Lessons and Carols Service to Benefit Habitat for Humanity: On Sunday, December 7th, at 3:00 p.m., we will get a chance to listen to and sing some of the wonderful religious Christmas carols of the season and hear the Bible tell us the Christmas story. During the service, we will hear about the ministry God provides through Fauquier Habitat for Humanity, helping families purchase affordable homes through Habitat’s work. A free-will offering for Habitat will be received, and the service will be followed by a light reception. (Call Sandy Benfit if you can help, 540-272-1671)
The Night the Animals Sang—OSLC Sunday School Pageant: On Sunday, December 21st, at 10:30 a.m., as part of the regular worship service, the children and youth of the congregation will lead us in this folk-tale about the first Christmas Eve. Come and bring friends!
Then, the night we’ve been waiting for:
Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th
4:00 p.m. Family Worship with Carols, Communion and Blessing of Home Nativity Sets: All are welcome to celebrate the birth of Christ with this festive service, made a bit more accessible to our younger ones, but with plenty for all. Please bring a character to represent your manger scene at home. We will bless them, as well as the OSLC Nativity’s Jesus, in the service. The organ and handbells will guide this service’s music.
7:00 p.m. Candles, Carols and Communion: Help us welcome the Word Made Flesh in this traditional service of carols and candle lighting with the celebration of Holy Communion. The organ, handbells and Sunday Adult Choir will guide this service’s music.
10:30 p.m. Acoustic Christmas: Join the whole congregation in a more subdued service led by acoustic instruments, including the harp, led by Voices of Praise. All the usual carols will be sung by all, Communion will be served, and we will sign Silent Night to candles and guitar as it was first played so long ago.
First Sunday of Christmas: On Saturday, December 27th at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 28th, at 8 and 10:30 a.m., come hear the story of Jesus’ presentation at the temple and hear the famous words of Simeon, “Lord, now let your servant go in peace, your Word has been fulfilled.”
Yes, the Word of God has come—to us! The Word has been fulfilled—for us! O Come, All Ye Faithful! Come and celebrate this good news!
A blessed Advent and joyous Christmas to you all!
Pastors Terri and Michael