December Worship Schedule
Deep Advent:
Raw, Ragged & Open

The liturgical year turns, and a new year begins, with the Season of Deep Advent — a season shaped by the tensions of life in exile. “O come, o come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel / that mourns in lonely exile here / until the Son of God appear.” This season – Deep Advent – is a season for mourning, and (at the same time) a season for caroling and hope. It’s a season of captivity, and a season of liberating joy. In this strange space, we watch for the birth of human compassion, for the awakening of God’s justice among us. And “a raw, ragged openness” points the way!

Sunday, November 29
10 am / Online
“Intending Community”
Text: John 19:25-30
“Woman, here is your son.”
Dave Grishaw-Jones,
Sunday, December 6
10 am / Online
“Through the Fire”
Text: Isaiah 43:1-15
“When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”
With Dave G-J
and Martin Rumscheidt
Sunday, December 13
10 am / Online
“Maryam in Exile”
Text: Luke 1:39-56
“God brings the powerful down from their thrones, and lifts up the lowly.”
With Dave G-J
and Dr. Victoria Rue
Priest and Author,
Director of “Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem”
Sunday, December 20
10 am / Online
“Joseph, Show Us the Way”
Text: Matthew 1
“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid.”
Dave Grishaw-Jones, Preaching
Christmas Eve!
Thursday, December 24
5 pm / A Christmas Procession
Our young friends and families lead us on a Christmas procession, concluding in the Upper Parking Area with a simple moment of Christmas joy and prayer.
Christmas Eve!
Thursday, December 24
9 pm / A Christmas Celebration
Dave Grishaw-Jones is excited to collaborate with Catherine York, David Ervin and our Chancel Choir–celebrating Christmas with carols and anthems, prayers and readings…ONLINE, OF COURSE!