Archive for Christmas

Christmas Worship

Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2011
3:00, 5:00 & 7:00
The traditional service of Lessons and Carols will be observed at all of our Christmas Eve worship services. The story of the Messiah’s birth will be retold in the readings of scripture and in the singing of favorite Christmas hymns and songs. Each service will include a special candlelight singing of Silent Night and Holy Communion will be offered.

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2011
9:45 – A Global Christmas
A special Christmas Day worship service will take the place of our regular Sunday morning worship schedule. Christmas Carols from different nations around the world will be the theme as we celebrate the birth of the Christ with brothers and sisters in faith around the world. Holy Communion will be offered at this service as well.

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection recognizes that Holy Communion is the Lord’s supper and we are the servants at his table. Guests and visitors who desire the presence of God that comes in the sharing of bread and wine are welcome to take part in Holy Communion with us. 

Worship in December

The season of Advent begins this year on November 27. Advent is a season of remembering God’s presence in the person of Jesus and preparing for Christ to come into our lives every day. In addition to our regular worship schedule there will be several special worship events to recall the events of salvation and prepare our hearts for Christ’s return.

Sunday, December 11 at 9:45 & 11:00: Youth Christmas Sunday – Jesus is Born. Youth from the SS Discipleship and Praise Island Sunday School programs will present the story of Jesus’ birth in readings and song.

Saturday, December 24 at 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 – Service of Lessons and Carols. Join us for a traditional Christmas Eve worship service that includes readings from the prophets and gospels, beloved Christmas hymns, a candlelight version of Silent Night and Holy Communion.

Sunday, December 25 at 9:45 – Christmas Day Worship. Celebrate Christmas Day with a special worship centered around the newborn Christ. Add you voice to the choir of angels that sing throughout time to herald the presence of God among us. (Our regular Sunday morning worship schedule will not be observed on this special day.)

Signs & Wonders of Christmas

4:00pm Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Signs and Wonders of Christmas will be presented through the music and song of the many choirs and musical groups that are part of the community of Resurrection.

This gift of music to the community is free and open to all. Following the musical presentation there will be hors d’oeuvres served and a time for conversation and fellowship.

Worship in December

December 05 & 08, 2010
Justice on Earth as in Heaven

John the Baptist calls for repentance and renewal in preparation for the One who is  to come. This coming Messiah will fulfill the words of the prophet Isaiah. This One will join heaven and earth, and bring about  a new living reality of righteousness and justice.

December 12 & 15, 2010
Restoration on Earth as in Heaven

From a prison cell, John the Baptist wonders if Jesus can really bring the restoration promised by the prophet Isaiah. In Jesus’ vision the Kingdom of heaven is among God’s people restoring all of creation. In the coming reign of Christ, everything is straightened out and made right.

December 19 & 22, 2010
Incarnation on Earth as in Heaven

According to Isaiah: “the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.” God is with us. God is near to us. The Kingdom of heaven comes to earth in the One named Immanuel.  Because Christ comes to be among us, everything is changed.

December 24, 2010 Christmas Eve: 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00pm
The Service of Lessons and Carols will be the format for worship on Christmas Eve as we hear the prophecies and retell the story of Jesus’ birth from scripture and sing traditional Christmas Carols. A special candlelight rendition of Silent Night and Holy Communion will be observed at all three services.

December 26 & 29, 2010
Glory on Earth as in Heaven

God chose to reveal his glory in the newborn Savior, Jesus Christ first to common shepherds, who then share the good news  of Jesus’ birth with others. The glory of  God shines in the humble, serving nature of Christ.

Note: December 26 there will only be two worship times: 8:15 & 10:00. There will be a special Christmas Cookie Fellowship from 9:00-10:00. People are encouraged to bring Christmas cookies and other holiday baking to share.

Christmas Program Tryouts

Tryouts for 3rd – 5th grade students who wish to have an individual speaking part in the Christmas Program will be held this Wednesday and Thursday from 6 – 7 pm.  The program will be December 12th at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Please contact Tammy or Jill if you would like to set up a time for your child to try out.  E-mail us at tammy@lcrmarion.org or jill@lcrmarion.org  A preview of the tryout reading will be e-mailed to you along with the tentative practice schedule if your child is interested. Thanks!

Christmas Worship

Christmas Eve: Come and join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with three worship opportunities December 24th. The Christmas Eve worship is patterned after the traditional service of Lessons and Carols. Prophetic readings and accounts of Jesus’ birth are interspersed with familiar Christmas carols and hymns. Holy Communion is celebrated at all three services for those who want to share in the Lord’s Supper. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday December 27: There will be a special combined worship service on Sunday, December 27 at 9:00am that will bring people from all four of our worship settings together in praise. A special musical emphasis with traditional and contemporary Christmas music will be featured. We encourage everyone to bring leftover Christmas cookies and treats to share in a fellowship time following the worship.

(Note: there will be no Saturday evening worship on December 26)

We will return to our regular weekend worship schedule on January 2nd and 3rd.