Good morning!  This page is intended to both serve as a continuing worship option for those participating in our worship service from home, and to serve in place of print resources during our in-person worship.  Following the worship service on Sunday, one or more video recordings from the service will be placed on this page, including the sermon.  This may take several hours, due to the time needed to process the videos.  We will email the congregation when the recordings have been posted.  If you would like to be added to our congregational email list, please contact



    • Christmas Kids Connect – Friday, December 16, 5:30-7:00pm. Dinner, games, activities, and crafts all centered around the Christmas story.  In the middle of a busy season, families can come relax and enjoy a free dinner together with other families.  Have fun and be together as we celebrate the love of God born to us. 
    • Christmas Eve Worship – Saturday, December 24, 7:00pmLed by the choir, through song and scripture we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  This beautiful worship concludes with candle lighting as we welcome Christ into our lives again.
    • We will be having light refreshments following the Christmas Eve Service on December 24, 2022. A signup sheet will be placed in the narthex for anyone who would like to provide cookies, Chex Mix or Ginger Ale. Please place a note on your cookie container if your cookies are sugar free, gluten free or contain nuts. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
    • Backpack Pals are in  need of pudding cups, ramen noodles, and we ask that you continue to donate your plastic grocery bags. Thank you!

    Gathering Praise

    Gathering Prayer

    Welcome & Announcements

    Lighting of the Advent Wreath


         Lighting Candles       Light One Candle to Wait                      v.1-4

    Sharing our Gifts

         Invitation to Give

         Offering                          Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

         Presentation            aNGELS wE hAVE hEARD oN hIGH                 v. 3-4               No. 197


    Life of the Church

    Prayer                                      Somewhere IN Your Silent Night

    Advent Song                                          LOVE cAME dOWN                                No. 208

    Children’s Time


    O Come, Emmanuel
           music by Jay Althouse
    “O come thou Dayspring, come and cheer, our spirits by your Advent here.”

    Luke 1:39-45

    39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

    Sermon                                              Wait Patiently and Leap for Joy

    Christmas Carol                                           pEOPLE lOOK eAST                              No. 202