St. Paul Lutheran

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas! The season of preparation for Christmas is called Advent, which lasts for four Sundays immediately leading up to Christmas Day (December 3, 10, 17, and 24). This is a time of anticipation and joy, filled with special music and other activities as we look forward to Jesus’ coming and prepare our hearts for the celebration of His birth.

“Collecting Our Prayers”: On the Sundays in Advent, Pastor Vossler will preach about prayer, and how God answers our prayers to shape us and guide us to be the people that He calls us to be.

“To Us a Child Is Born”: During Advent, join us on Wednesday evenings for dinner and fellowship at 6 PM (provided by the church), and stay for worship at 7 PM as we explore who this child is, promised by God and foretold by prophets. Deacon Don Barnard and Pastors Emeriti Samuel Reith and Richard Hoogerhyde will open up for us some of the titles given to this child in Isaiah 9:6- “And he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

            December 6 – “Wonderful Counselor” with Deacon Barnard

            December 13 – “Mighty God” with Pastor Emeritus Reith

            December 20 – “Everlasting Father” with Pastor Emeritus Hoogerhyde

            December 24 (Christmas Eve) – “Prince of Peace” with Pastor Vossler

Our Christmas Eve celebration begins at 6:30 PM as we sing old favorite Christmas Carols in the church sanctuary to prepare our hearts for worship. The worship service will begin at 7 PM as we join together to read the story of Jesus’ birth, sing His praise, and give thanks to Him for what He has done for us. Pastor Vossler will wrap up the Advent Sermon series “To Us a Child Is Born” in his sermon on Jesus as our “Prince of Peace.”

Finally, our Christmas celebration culminates on Christmas Day with worship at 9:30, when Pastor Vossler will conclude the sermon series on “Collecting Our Prayers” by looking at how God answers our prayer to “Set Us Free” from our sins.

Other exciting events during December include the Ladies Aid cookie decorating on December 16, 12-3 PM. Join us to decorate cookies and share time together as we get ready for Christmas! The next day, December 17, is our Christmas Concert at 4 PM. The Sunday School students, band, and choir are all working hard to prepare for the concert, with tons of seasonal music and readings as we anticipate the celebration of Christmas. Some of the cookies from the Cookie Decorating will be available after the Christmas Concert!