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Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

December 1st is the beginning of Advent. It’s hard to believe 2018 is nearly over; I’m sure I only blinked a couple of
times! There are many worship opportunities in the coming weeks, including:
• Sunday services
• Wednesday evening Advent services, including a Longest Night service on December 19th (keep reading for information
on this special service)
• the Children’s Christmas program on December 16th (reception following)
• Christmas Eve Service at 7 pm
• Christmas Day Service at 10 AM
• a Service of Lessons and Carols on December 30th
• a Feast of the Epiphany special musical presentation by the combined choirs of St. Jacob’s and New Hope on January 6th
From Sola Publishing – Service for the Longest Night: The Seasons of Advent and Christmas can be a terribly lonely and difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. This service of the word and prayer is meant to provide a safe place to grieve and be comforted by God’s eternal love and light. It is often used on the night of the Winter Solstice, December 21st, the longest night of the year.

While the Children’s Program isn’t a worship service in the traditional sense, it is a time which allows the youngsters of the congregation to share the story of Christmas. “Come, Let Us Adore Him” promises to be a wonderful evening.

On Christmas Eve, you’re invited to arrive early – we will be singing carols starting at 6:45 as the pre-service music this year. The Children’s Choir will also be singing during the service. The Sunday after Christmas, December 30th, will feature even more carols as we respond to scripture with song.

And finally, we are very excited to partner with the choir from New Hope Lutheran to present a mini-cantata for the Feast of the Epiphany. It’s not often that the Day of Epiphany (January 6th, 12 days after Christmas and the commemoration of
the visit of the Magi) falls on a Sunday, so we hope that you will plan to join us for this special gift from our two choirs.

Please join us as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior this Advent and Christmas season.

Soli Deo Gloria,
Laurie

Children’s Christmas Program

Posted October 31, 2018 By admin

This year’s Children’s Christmas Program will be Sunday, December 16 at 6 pm with a short reception following the performance.
The program, “O Come Let Us Adore Him”, is based on the hymn “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”
All children from kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate.
Practices will be on the following Sundays from 4 – 4:45 (immediately after Children’s Choir rehearsal): November 11th & 18th and December 2nd & 9th, with a dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 15th at 10 am.
Adult volunteers are also needed; please contact Angela or Laurie if you would be willing to assist us with this program. The deadline is to let us know is November 4th if your child(ren) will be participating; it will help us greatly in our
preparations for the first practice.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Posted October 31, 2018 By admin

Our annual Thanksgiving Eve service of worship will be held on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. Join members of your church family as we lift our thanks and praise to God for all the blessings poured out upon His people. Invite your friends and neighbors and together we will make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

All Saints Sunday

Posted October 31, 2018 By admin

The celebration of All Saints is Sunday, November 4th. During the Prayers of the Church, we will remember those members of St. Jacob’s who have joined the Church Triumphant since last All Saints Day. During the prayers, as each name is read, a candle will be lit in memory of our loved ones. We welcome the opportunity to remember those who have gone before us in faith, and look forward to the day when Christ reunites all of his people in glory.

Worship and Music News

Posted October 31, 2018 By admin

One of the busiest times of the church year is rapidly  approaching.  Between now and the end of the calendar year, there are many special services in the life of the church:

  • All-Saints Sunday on November 4th when we remember our loved ones who have passed to the Church Triumphant
  • Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 21st at 7 pm when we pause to give thanks for all the gifts the Lord has given us
  • Christ the King Sunday on November 25th which marks the end of the church year
  • The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd with the Wednesday evening Advent services at 7 pm on December 5th & 12th; December 19th will be a Blue Christmas service (more to come in the December newsletter)
  • Christmas Eve service at 7 pm on December 24th Day of Epiphany on Sunday, January 6th with a special musical offering presented by the combined choirs of  St. Jacob’s and New Hope

Mark your calendars, make plans to join us for these  services and invite friends to visit.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Laurie