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Advent and Christmas at SSPC

 

nativity_23540apcLive Nativity - Sunday, November 28

6:30 - 7:15 pm  Come drive through the Live Nativity, and join us afterwards for Christmas carolling, worship and refreshments.  It's a most wonderful way to quietly and reverently usher in the Advent season with your family.

Wednesday Evening Vesper Services at 7:00 pm in the Meeting House

Come hear beautiful Christmas music and worship together these dates:
December 1:  Perfect Harmony - This service will be live-streamed.
December 8: Lancaster Trombone Ensemble
December 15:  Cedar Cliff Chamber Singers

Grapes of Rhythm
 
 
 
Mountain Music Christmas Concert - Sunday, December 5, 3-4 pm in the Meeting House

The "Grapes of Rhythm" will perform for us, a lively band playing classic Appalachian and country Christmas songs. This unique concert will feature instruments such as the auto harp, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and upright base.   Please join us for this unique concert and invite your neighbors, friends, and family too.  A free-will offering will be collected.   Masks are required for this event.

 

 

cantata
 
 
Christmas Cantata - Sunday, December 12 at 10:00 am in the Meeting House

This is always a special Sunday of beautiful music performed by our Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of Kyle Weary.  Following the Cantata, join us for refreshments.

 

 

Blue Christmas Service - Thursday, December 16, 7:00 pm in the Meeting House

While many of us are looking forward to Christmas with great anticipation, for some of us the holidays are a time of intensified grief. This service is for anyone who seeks hope and comfort amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Christmas Eve Services
On Christmas Eve, join us for one of the following Worship Services, both in the Meeting House.
    5:00 pm  Service for Children and Families
    7:00 pm  Traditional Candlelight Service
 
Service of Lessons & Carols - Sunday, December 26, 10:00 am in the Meeting House
 
Christmas Joy Offering will be Collected on Christmas Eve.  Donations can also be mailed to the church or hand delivered to the church office.
The Christmas Joy Offering supports equally the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of colors — to lift up past, present, and future church leaders.
 
The Assistance Program is the Board of Pensions’ longstanding ministry of caring for those who serve the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and restoring shalom. Through it, the Board offers grants to support active and retired church workers during times of financial need. Each year, the Assistance Program provides more than 1,000 grants for a total of more than $5 million.
 
We know that the only perfect gift ever given was the one we received in Jesus Christ — a perfect gift from a gracious God. Although we cannot give the perfect gift, we can give generously, knowing, as the New Testament letter of James says, "Every generous act of giving … is from above." To give to the Christmas Joy Offering, you may visit the Presbyterian Mission website. You can also use the envelopes that will be on the tables in the Gathering Place. Thank you for supporting our church leaders who nurture our relationship with our good and gracious God.

 

Presbyterian Giving Catalog – A Gift to give to someone who has everything!
Through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog Online you can explore a wide variety of gifts that provide real impact around the world – including aid for refugees, access to clean water and helping to end hunger. Give a gift that represents a cause that’s close to your heart. Or make a gift in someone’s honor and choose a ministry they’d love. Aid kits, livestock, agricultural assistance, children’s education…. there’s much to choose from. Go to https://presbyteriangifts.pcusa.org to find out more and donate.

 

 

Last Published: November 24, 2021 9:29 AM