ADVENT

ST LUCIA

CHRISTMAS

Experience the season: scroll down for the full schedule.

Sunday morning worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 except for December 22, 29, January 5th, when worship is at 9:30.

Sunday, December 1

ADVENT I

Light on the Mountain

Worship, 8:30 and 10:30.
Inter-generational Advent craft project, 9:15.

The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains… all the nations shall stream to it. … come, let us walk in the light of the LORD. From Isaiah 2.

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse …The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. From Isaiah 11.

Sunday, December 8

ADVENT II

The Promised Messiah

Worship, 8:30 and 10:30.
After 10:30 worship, we trim the tree and decorate the sanctuary.

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. From Isaiah 35.

Sunday, December 15

ADVENT III

The Desert shall Rejoice and Blossom

Worship, 8:30 and 10:30.
The Third Sunday in Advent is known as “Rejoice” Sunday.

Sunday, December 15

ST LUCIA FESTIVAL

5:30pm International Smörgåsbord Potluck
If you like, bring food to share from any place around the globe.

7:00pm St Lucia Pageant
We recount the story of St Lucia with traditional and Christmas music. All children present are welcome to put on a costume and join in. Afterwards, join us for Swedish desserts and dancing.

Sunday, December 22

ADVENT IV

The Nativity Story according to Matthew’s Gospel

ONE Sunday Worship Service at 9:30am.

Worship in Spanish and English

In hospitality, we’ll sing some of the hymns and carols, hear the readings and sermon in Spanish (with written English translation).

Followed by a special reception.

Tuesday, December 24

CHRISTMAS EVE

The Nativity Story according to Luke’s Gospel

Christmas Eve worship with carols, Silent Night by candlelight, and Holy Communion. Two service times:

5pm Christmas Eve Family Service and Pageant
We’ll have costumes, and visiting children are welcome to join in!

10pm Christmas Eve Service
The FLC Adult Choir, richly musical with sung liturgy and sermon. A festive reception follows.

Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt. From Matthew’s gospel.

Sunday, December 29

CHRISTMAS I

Jesus and his Family become Refugees

ONE Worship service at 9:30am.
More Christmas carols!

Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. From Isaiah 60.

Sunday, December 5

CHRISTMAS II / EPIPHANY

Visitation of the Magi

ONE Worship service at 9:30am.
Carols of Christmas and Epiphany!

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