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Sub for Santa Party December 15

Come and bring your Sub for Santa gifts at the party on Friday, December 15 beginning at 5pm in Westminster Hall. Bring an appetizer to share. This is over before the Bell Choir concert at the Tabernacle at 7pm.

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Westminster Bell Choir Concert December 15

The Westminster Bell Choir will perform their annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 15 at the Logan Tabernacle at 7pm. The concert includes a variety of sacred and secular favorites. Special guest Errik Hood will join them for a special rendition of  “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

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Children’s Christmas Program December 17

The Children’s Christmas Program will be Sunday, December 17 at the 11am worship service. The Christmas Story will be shown through narration and photos taken at the American West Heritage Center and other places in the valley earlier this year. Join us for a “live” telling of the story!

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Nine Lessons and Carols on December 18

The Chancel Choir and Westminster Bell Choir will perform Nine Lessons and Carols on Monday, December 18 at 6pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome!

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Christmas Eve Services

There will not be worship services in the morning on Christmas Eve. There will be three candlelight services that evening: 5pm – Family Service 7pm – Westminster Bell Choir playing 11pm – Chancel Choir singing All are welcome!

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  • Some Thoughts for Advent A Prayer for Advent

    How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given.  

    There is something about Advent and Christmas hymns that speak to me.  I hope they speak to you to.  What are hymns, really, but prayers that we sing aloud together?

    Daylight lessens as this month progresses, and in the deepest of night there rises this new star, a birth that makes possible a new day in a kingdom that reigns on this earth but is not of this earth.  The irony of lessening daylight which brings about a new day of great joy dawning in our lives.  A new day that means light and life and love.

    In this month that always seems too chaotic, I pray that we each may find stillness and peace during some part of our days.  This stillness and peace, however, gets interrupted with the cries of a newborn baby—cries of need and cries of hope.  That might be what Christmas is: a realization of our own need, and a realization of our hopes for a world that feels broken all too often.

    In the darkness of these December nights I hope that we are able find comfort in the knowledge of this coming birth.  For this birth means the coming of light, and as the scriptures so wonderful remind us, this is a light that the darkness cannot and will not overcome.  This birth means everything.  This birth changes everything.

    May we find and celebrate this birth in ourselves, and in others, and in the world, for the sake of the one who will be born and who will shine forever.  His name is Jesus.  Jesus of Nazareth.  Born in Bethlehem.  King of kings.  Lord of lords.  Jesus—the Christ.

    How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given.

    May there be enough silence in our lives, Lord, and time for expectation,
    that we may receive the gift we need,
    so we may become the gifts that others need.

    May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ be with you all this Advent and Christmas season.

    —Pastor Derek

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