Sunday, December 3 | both services
Simple costumes will be available for children to dress up as their favorite nativity character for individual photos. If your child isn’t in an early childhood class but is birth through pre-k age, you are invited to bring them to the early childhood area at the beginning of each service for our photo time.
WESTERN HILLS ELEMENTARY
Tuesday, December 5 | 5-8 p.m.
Last year was the first Christmas Blessing we hosted for Western Hills Elementary. It was a wonderful evening of food, crafts, cookies, singing, gifts and most especially the Christian meaning of Christmas. Christmas Blessing 2023 is Tuesday, December 5. We are anticipating the greatest participation ever this year, which will require more than 150 volunteers. We are praying that each of you will find the perfect position in which to participate. Please see us at the tables in the Narthex to join in this awesome celebration or sign up via button below. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Marie Ray.
advent sunday school
Sundays, November 26–December 17 | 10:10 a.m. | Mary & Martha Room
Bring your family and explore Advent in a fresh way. We will take a look at Advent through the lens of the liturgical calendar and discover how we can share the blessing of advent with our family, our neighbors, our city and our world. This is for parents and their children aged 3 years old and up. Sign up by clicking the button below.
MONTHLY EVENING OF
come & see prayer
Sunday, December 10
5:30—Testimonies | 6 p.m.—Worship begins
St. Andrew’s is setting aside the second Sunday evening each month for a time of worship and prayer. Join us in the Prayer Room at 5:30 p.m. for a time of sharing testimonies. Worship will begin at 6 p.m. This is a time for us to come before the Lord, and seek him for healing, direction, or just to sit in his presence. We’ll have prayer teams available. Come and experience all that God is longing to show you.
Saturday, December 16 | 10 a.m. | Commons
You are invited to join us for the St. Andrew’s women’s ministry Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m. Register to attend by clicking the button below. The cost is $5. If you’d like to make some food or help with the event, you can do that when you register.
10 a.m.—4th Sunday of Advent service
2 & 4 p.m.—family candlelight Christmas Eve service
10 p.m.—traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT SERVICE—10 A.M.
This will be a regular combined Sunday morning service. There will be no adult or children’s Sunday school classes between services. There WILL be early childhood and children’s classes during the service.
FAMILY CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES—2 & 4 P.M.
At 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., everyone will worship together at our family services, which include Christmas carols, a short message, a children’s gift, Holy Communion and end with the candlelight singing of Silent Night.
TRADITIONAL CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE—10 P.M.
Celebrate the birth of our savior at our traditional candlelight service.
lessons & carols
Sunday, December 31 | 10 a.m.
We will read and sing our way through the Christmas story in one, combined, family worship service. There will be no adult discipleship or children’s Sunday school classes, ENCOUNTER kids or Early Childhood classes.
Sunday, January 7 | both services
We will be celebrating the sacrament of baptism on Sunday, January 7. If you would like to be baptized, or have your child baptized, contact Jennifer Holsted no later than Tuesday, December 12.