Christmas and New Years
Wednesdays during Advent
(Nov 29th- Dec 20th)
A note from Pastor Jahnke: The cries of the Reformation ring on, especially in preparation for the celebration Christmas. The preparation is called Advent. Advent is coming. That’s what Advent means, “coming,” specifically the coming...the comings of Christ, at His conception and birth, then at the judgement, but until then in Word and Sacrament. During the life of God’s people the comings of Christ, yes the Gospel, has been clearer than others. This year we celebrate one such time that started 500 years ago with Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg. The cries of the Reformation ring on, Solus Christus, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus. That is Christ Alone, Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, let’s hear it again, Christ Alone. We usually hear of the three Solas, but the beginning and end of all three is Christ. That’s why I started and ended with the Solus, because it is all encompassed in Christ Alone. These three Solas and the one Solus will be our midweek Advent themes culminating in the birth and life of Christ. There is one change our midweek services will be at 6:30pm and Parent-Student Sessions and Choir will follow our services.
We will focus on The Reformation Solas for Advent
Now Christ Alone all the way!
CHRISTMAS EVE (DEC 24) CANDLELIGHT SERVICES based on the Gospel of Matthew:
December 25 10am Christmas Day Festival Communion Service (rather than at 8am and 10:45)