Advent and Christmas 2020

 

 

In 2020, our hearts are longing for the hope of Christ more than ever. While Christmas season will look different this year than any other, we are committed to make your season special and full of joyful expectation in whatever ways we can safely do so.

Special Note: ALL Grace members and friends are invited to submit recordings of "Silent Night" to make our Christmas Eve service very special. See instructions here.

 

Virtual Worship Each Sunday in Advent (Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20)

Tune in on Facebook or Youtube each Sunday at 10:30am for our traditional Advent Worship via livestream. We'll have familiar Advent and Christmas songs, Advent wreath lighting by a different family each week (on video!), and timely messages for this season of waiting.

 

Service of the Longest Night (Wed, Dec 16, 7pm)

Each year during Advent, we take time on the longest night of the year (or close to it) to remember the ways that the Christmas season is not only full of good cheer, but also quiet and contemplative; not only full of celebration, but sometimes reminiscent of loss. We believe this is a meaningful time to experience a different side of the Christmas story; after all, Jesus Christ came into the world not when things were at their best, but just at the moment the need was deep and the night was long--for the people Israel, for the world, for all of us.

This year in particular, we can't help but note that we've all experienced losses of many kinds and that we carry those losses as well as our joy into the Christmas Season. Join us on Zoom for an interactive service that will recognize the complexity of this year's Christmas season and help us name the loss but also contemplate the often quiet, but very real, hope that we have in Jesus Christ.

Contact the office for Zoom information.

 

Journey to the Manger: A Drive-Through Christmas Eve Experience (Wed, Dec 23, 5-7pm)

***NOTE DATE CHANGE to DEC 23 due to weather! All other details remain the same.***

Come one, come all, invite your friends! Join us in the Grace parking lot for this drive-through, family-friendly interactive experience of story and song, light and wonder to celebrate the Christmas story. See info on when to come, what to bring, our safety measures in place, and more on the full flyer here.

 

Traditional Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols (Thurs, Dec 24, 8pm)

Experience the traditional stories and carols you love, with a timely message of hope for all. The Grace worship team, choir, bell choir, congregation, and AV team have put their best efforts forward to involve many familiar faces, introduce a variety of choirs and solos alongside the readings, and give us all a worshipful, wonder-filled Christmas Eve worship opportunity.

The service will stream online at Facebook and Youtube beginning at 8pm and will be available online afterwards.