Of all the signs marking the advent of the Christmas season like shopping sales, festive lights and a refrigerator packed with leftovers, there is one that happens first, and that, of course, is the holiday music.
It’s been playing on light rock radio stations since before Thanksgiving, before most of us had our pumpkins and corns stalk decorations removed from the front porch, and now it’s in full swing in the form of a concert at Faith Lutheran Church.
On Sunday, Dec. 16, at the 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship services, the music ministry of Faith Lutheran Church will be doing a Festival of Lessons and Carols. All are welcome to attend and join the congregation in “a journey home” through music, scripture, poems and carols, say church leaders and event organizers.
“This event has meant so much to the family here at Faith Lutheran Church for 28 years, so make it your holiday tradition as well,” reads the online invite at www.faithlc.org.
The night will include an array of musical acts performed by The Cherub Choir, The Alleluia Choir, The Messiah Choir, The Confirmation Ringers, The Jubilate Handbell Choir, The Brass Consort, The Winds of Faith Flute Choir, The Chancel Choir and Senior Organist Bev Duffy.
Faith Lutheran also welcomes members new and old to a special, family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service at 3 p.m. led by children and their families using bells and flashlight candles and including communion. Guests are encouraged to invite friends to this worship service.
Living Faith Church will not have a Christmas Day service, but there will be a Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m. They will have an Advent service called ‘ADVENTure” on the Wednesday evening before Christmas, Dec. 19, starting at 6:15 for kids ages 3 through sixth grade. Worship will follow at 7 p.m. On the 19th, Santa will come to visit during worship and hand out gifts that parents have pre-purchased, wrapped and tagged. (For those participating, make sure the child’s name is clearly marked.) Presents should spend no more than $10 per gift which can be dropped off at the church starting Monday, Dec. 17.