Worship & Music

Wednesdays—Love Comes Down!
Please join us for Mid-Day Prayer at 11:00 a.m. or 
Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. on:
December 5th—Love Seen & Felt (John of Damascus & St. Nicholas)
December 12th—Love Heard & Confessed (St. Ambrose & Juan Diego & the Virgin of Guadalupe)
December 19th—Love Desired & Fulfilled (John of the Cross & Katharina von Bora)

Sundays in Advent: Come, Lord Jesus!  
Sunday, December 2nd—The First Sunday in Advent—We light our first candle on the advent wreath.
Sunday, December 9th—Service of Advent Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion.
Sunday, December 16th—Sunday School Christmas Program with neighborhood caroling to follow.
Sunday, December 23rd—Fourth Sunday in Deep Advent with Prayers & Anointing for Healing.
Sunday, December 30th—Christmas Carol Sing with prayers for the New Year.

Bringing the Season Home: Lighting of the Advent Wreath and Table Grace

It’s not that hard to make an advent wreath for home use. Even four votive candles in a row or a “wreath” can serve to make a centerpiece of anticipation at your kitchen table. As you light your candle, you may join in this table grace we are using for our meal of holy communion, praying down Jesus in the most ancient prayer of the church: Come, Lord Jesus! Be our guestand let these gifts to us be blessed.
Feed us with your living bread,
That all the world be clothed and fed. Amen.
Did you know? Bethlehem means “House of Bread”—so a little something about communion bread. Jesus, born in Bethlehem becomes our Bread of Life in the meal of Holy Communion we share every week.  At Trinity, we have been communing with the “whole loaf” of a tasty bread, alternating with traditional wafers (also called “hosts” since Jesus is host of the meal). Both are the bread of life for us. Wafers continue to be available on bread Sundays. Simply ask the server for a wafer. Consider the ways you hold out your hand to receive communion. Imagine laying one hand over the other, to make a manger for the Christ Child.

You are invited! Our Altar Guild serves faithfully, and mostly behind the scenes, in the holy and beautiful work of caring for the Body of Christ and the preparations for our worship. Women and men are invited to join in this prayerful and essential service within our congregation. See Dawn Bobek if you are interested.

Trinity Church Council and Staff
Monday, December 24th at 4:00 and 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship—Pre-service music starts at 3:30 and 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25th at 11:00 a.m.—Christmas Morning Worship

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