ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS AT CENTRAL
Sunday, December 4
We turn to the prophets during the season of Advent. We remember the Messiah that they anticipate, the hopes that they have for humanity. Isaiah expects a counselor filled with wisdom and understanding, who is clothed in righteousness and faithfulness. What are we looking for? What are our hopes and expectations? Rev. Colby will preach and jazz pianist Laura Caviani will help us worship.
Our annual tradition of hosting TubaChristmas continues as we welcome over 100 low-brass players to our sanctuary. The concert features well-known Christmas carols played in 4-part harmony by players of all levels. Free-will offering.
To Play in the Concert:
If you play Tuba, Sousaphone, Euphonium or Baritone you are invited to play. All ages welcome. (Players age range from 10 to over 80.) There will be over 100 players. If you are interested in participating, please contact Carol at 612-788-3516 or email@example.com.
Sunday, December 11
Central children and youth will help lead worship with a music-infused Christmas Pageant that addresses what it means to welcome Jesus into our lives as a refugee, a stranger. Choosing welcome for refugees and immigrants requires hospitality, and welcoming Jesus into our midst asks us all to consider our willingness to offer others the same compassion.
Sunday, December 18
A special service of music, Central’s annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols celebrates the advent of Christ, presented by the Central Choir and chamber orchestra. Third Sunday Lunch will follow worship; all are welcome! (Free-will donation.)
Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve Worship
4:00 pm with professional vocal quartet
10:30 pm with the Central Choir
Musical prelude 15 minutes prior to worship
Sunday, December 25
Like every Sunday morning, we will worship at 10:30. Join us for a simple service of worship, with prayers, Christmas carols, good news, and beauty.