“God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday September 13, 2015

This Sunday is Rally Day—the first day of Sunday School for the new school year. It will be a “God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday.” The Sunday School hour will begin in the sanctuary at 9 AM. The youth will hear a heartwarming story about a fancy china teacup that ends up in a thrift store after getting chipped.  Rescued by a friendly man, the teacup gets to help the homeless and learns a valuable lesson about giving to others in the process.  The book, Charles T. Cup by Dalen Keys, supports what the ELCA is encouraging us to do with the “God’s Work, Our Hands” theme. The Welcome Church in Philadelphia is in constant need of adult socks, especially large ones for males. The youth will package the socks with handmade cards that will be taken to The Welcome Church to be distributed by Rev. Little. In addition, youth will be assembling breakfast bags for Aid for Friends and packaging homemade trail mix for The Welcome Church. Parents are encouraged to participate too. Regular Sunday School classes will begin Sunday, September 20.

Hope to see you there.

Holy Week Worship

Maundy Thursday Communion Service, 12:00 and 7:00 p.m.

We remember Jesus’ last supper with his friends

Good Friday Worship, 7:00 p.m.

Accompanied by a quintet of strings and woodwinds

our choir will lead us in Hal Hopson’s “Tenebrae”

Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 7:00 p.m.

We transition from darkness to light, death to life,
as Jesus defeats the grave.

Easter Sunday Worship, April 5th, 8:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Festival Service of Holy Communion

Easter Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. 

Christmas Schedule

Wednesday December 24th – Christmas Eve Services

5:00 PM          A simple worship service where story and song helps describe Christmas to families with children of all ages.

7:00 PM          Candlelight Service with Holy Communion with special music by the St. Matthew Instrumental Ensemble.

10:00 PM        Candlelight Service with Holy Communion and a special choral presentation of the Birth of Christ.

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Lessons and Carols

Don’t want Christmas to be over?

Then please join us for Lessons and Carols this Sunday at 8 am or 10:15 am.

At 10:15 we’ll feature contemporary songs of the season led by our praise band.

Hope to see you there!

Christmas 2013 Message

As I write, I am watching the Olympics. I am seeing dozens of talented young people strive for perfection in their respective sports: skiing, skating, sledding. It is inspiring to see how hard they have worked, hear their personal journeys, and rejoice with them as they achieve the highest level of skill they can attain. We cheer as we watch our “home team” prevail, and wince when they fall short. We follow the medal count to see how we stand up to the rest of the world. It is a time of high competition, high drama, and high emotion. Continue reading