Advent Bible Study: Peace, Hope, Joy and Promise for God's People
Bible studies and worship themes during Advent are based on the texts from the prophet Isaiah, with imagery such as pounding swords into plowshares, the lion and the lamb lying down together, the holy mountain of God, and streams in the desert. Diane Liesman leads Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM in the Parish Hall and Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in the Fireside room.
Advent Weekday Morning Prayer in the Chapel
Starting Monday, December 2, Vicar Jay Berry will lead Morning Prayer each weekday during Advent. Morning Prayer will be in the Chapel from 7:30-7:45 a.m. This will be a time of scripture meditation, silent and spoken prayers.
Advent Wednesday Community Meals, Holden Evening Prayer and Bible Study
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, and 18 in the Parish Hall. Simple Supper begins at 6:00 p.m. Evening prayer at 6:45, and Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Gather together to thank God for light in the midst of darkness, and build community with friends and neighbors.
Bethlehem Prayer Service - December 21, 10:00 a.m.
A joint simulcast Christmas service with worshippers at Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. Metro DC Synod Bishop Graham will participate. Prayers, readings, and hymns alternate between the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and Palestine via the Internet, bringing together people of different lands, languages, and ethnic backgrounds in celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace. Attend the service at the National Cathedral with Pastor Mike Wilker and others from Reformation, or participate via the web simulcast. See www.nationalcathedral.org/events/ChristmasBethlehem2013.shtml
Worship Schedule for 12 Days of Christmas
Christmas Eve, Dec 24, 6:00 and 10:00 pm. Nursery Care at 6 pm.
Christmas Day, Dec 25, 11:00 am
Sunday, Dec 29, one service at 10:00 am
Sunday, Jan 5, one service with Children’s Pageant at 10:00 am
Donate to Help Those Affected by Typhoon Hayian
In addition to the local Lutheran congregations, Lutheran World Relief, has a long-term ministry in the Philippines. In addition to their community organizing, peace-building and agricultural work, LWR is already providing emergency services directly through existing congregations with our partners Acting Churches Together. To donate for emergency relief and to learn more go to: www.lwr.org/ourwork/emergencies/haiyan