Join us for Christmas at St. John’s
Advent and Christmas are in the air! Plans are being made for meaningful worship, special gatherings, and ways to generously reach out to others (also see page 2). Please invite your family and friends to join with us in all these events honoring Christ who comes to dwell with us.
Worship – each Sunday at 9am – During the Sundays of Advent there will be a special family time of gathering around the Advent Wreath with singing, praying, and reading from the Bible.
Christmas Eve – December 24th at 5pm and 10pm – Two beautiful worship services are being planned for this Holy Night when we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. Holy Communion and candlelight will be included in both services.
Christmas Day – December 25th at 9am – This service of carols and readings will include Holy Communion by kneeling at the altar.
New Year’s Day – January 1st at 9am – This New Year worship celebrating the naming of Jesus will also include Holy Communion by kneeling at the altar.
Festival of Music for the Season – November 27th at 2pm – This festival of organ music, singing, instruments, and readings is free and open to the public. It will prepare us for the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons.
Mendota High School Madrigal Singers – December 7th at 7pm – Join us in the Sanctuary for a special treat as the Madrigal Singers from Mendota High School share Christmas music with us.
The Sunday School Christmas Program – December 18th at 9am – This year’s program is called The First Christmas Present Ever and promises to be fun and inspiring. (See page 3 for more information regarding the program and the “birthday party” that will follow.)
Several of our quilting ladies have been working on “Walker Bags” for residents of area nursing homes. They are also making them available to members of our congregation. You will find a basket full of these colorful and handy fabric bags in the Narthex. Please feel free to take one for yourself or someone you know.
Annual Spaghetti Dinner