The Word Became Flesh

An Advent/Christmas Sermon Series on John 1:1–18

John 1:1–18 introduces one of the Bible’s greatest and grandest books—the Gospel according to St. John. These eighteen verses contain some of the most important words written—ever. They explode with light and brilliance, truth and grace. And John 1:1–18 is chock full of dearly loved Advent and Christmas themes, with the most famous one being, “The Word became flesh.” (John 1:14). That’s the focus of this series of sermons on John 1:1–18. Historically, the fourth Gospel is likened to an eagle—an image suggesting that John soars to awesome heights of glory and grandeur. As we begin Advent and dig deep into John 1:1–18, get ready to fly!

Midweek Advent Services
12:00 pm with free lunch 
7:15 pm with free dinner at 5 pm

Wednesday, December 6: Seeing God (John 1:18)
Wednesday, December 13: In The World (John 1:10-11)
Wednesday, December 20: Chosen Children (John 1:12b)

 Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. 

A Contemporary Festival of Lessons and Carols
Saturday, December 9 - 5:00 pm

This is a very special service  on the evening of December 9th. The service originated in the 1800's and includes nine scripture readings that span the Old and New Testament.

As we prepare for the birth of the Savior this modern service provides a unique contemporary experience on a traditional service. We hope you leave with a deeper understanding of all the promises we have through our Savior.

Children's Christmas Sunday School Program 
Sunday, December 10 - 9:30 am

Come hear our Sunday School children share the joyful story of Christmas through word and song.This classic Christmas worship service centers on the Old Testament concept of the jubilee year—which includes redemption, freedom and restoration—as it describes Christ’s coming.

Christmas Cantata
Sunday, December 17 - 8:15 am, 9:30 am, 10:45 am 

This is a special poetic, musical service retelling of God’s salvation story as we prepare for Christmas. During this service we lift our joy-filled songs heavenward with voices and instruments as our various choirs present our Annual Christmas Cantata. The regular sermon is replaced by a poetic narrative. 

Christmas Eve Morning Worship
Sunday, December 24 - 10:30 am 

This service will be the final Sunday Advent service and will be formatted like our traditional worship services.

Family Christmas Eve Worship
Sunday, December 24 - 6:30 pm 

This service is specifically geared towards families with small children. Our Pastor invites the children to come up as he tells the story of our Savior's birth and each child leaves with a special gift. 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Sunday, December 24 - 11:00 pm

The Candlelight Service is designed to be reflective and meditative in nature.  It attempts to convey the holiness and the mystery of that first Christmas night. It is the holy night of our Savior’s birth!

Christmas Morning Worship
Monday, December 25 - 10:30 am 

Our Christmas morning worship is the official birthday celebration of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!