Advent and Christmas

Christmas Eve Worship

2pm ~ 3:30pm ~ 5pm ~ 11pm

Christmas Day Worship 10am

Take time out of the busy days of November and December to reflect on God’s love, coming down to us as Jesus.

  • Light a series of advent candles at mealtime during the four weeks of advent.
  • Hear about God’s love through the worship services each Sunday of advent.
  • Join a choir or music ensemble to sing and ring the sounds of the Advent/Christmas season.
  • Choose one of the many Advent/Christmas events at Zion and celebrate with others, waiting and watching for the love of God that comes at Christmas.
  • Take part in Zion’s Advent Photo-a-Day challenge
  • Stop by the Zion information desk to pick up an advent devotional for home use.

Invite your friends and neighbors to Christmas Eve Worship

  • The Sacredness of Time

    Pastor Suzi Orlopp Happy New Year! It is so often at this time of year that we take the time to make plans, set goals, reflect on the previous year and dream about the year to come. As I was reflecting on how complex this season is I longed for a way to help put it in a context of the church world. It was just then that I stumbled upon an article that did just that (thanks Holy Spirit). Here is just ... more
  • Christ, Be Our Light

    Pastor Ted“What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” John 1:3b-5 The days grow shorter and the darkness longer as we make our way into December. Darkness seems to take over life. Darkness is just there. It doesn’t come from somewhere – it just is. Darkness is the absence of light. During this time of year, as the darkness takes ... more
  • Christmas and Year End Giving

    According to the National Philanthropic Trust, 30% of all charitable giving in the United States is done in the month of December. Amazingly, 10% of all giving is historically done in the last 48 hours of each year. The most likely reason for the last minute giving in the past has been to take advantage of potential tax benefits. However, there are some other reasons for the focus on December being the primary month for giving. Family Traditions: For many people, ... more

Ushers, Greeters, etc.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are great times to volunteer at Zion. There are many new faces from the community and many family and friends who visit Zion during the holidays. It’s an especially important time to show a welcoming face and lend a hand from the time worshippers enter the parking lot to the time they find a spot in the sanctuary for worship. Opportunities on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Years’ Day include parking director, usher, greeter, or nursery helper.

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