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ALL CHURCH GROUPS, PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES ARE ON A LIMITED SCHEDULE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Time During Christmas

Overview

Although the focus of the Christmas celebration is on the Christ child, we cannot lose sight of the adult Jesus who goes to the cross for our salvation. As Nathan Mitchell writes, “Christmas does not ask us to pretend we were back in Bethlehem, kneeling before a crib; it asks us to recognize that the wood of the crib became the wood of the cross.” Dennis Kennedy expresses this same idea in his poem “Leaves in Solstice,” in which he writes, “Childbirth is risky—he comes / As he goes / In a rush of blood and water.” (Mary Ann Simcoe, ed. A Christmas Sourcebook. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1984: pp. 25, 31.) How can our Christmas worship keep the cross in view?

As on the first day of creation, on this Christmas Day the Word illumines the world, shining forth to bring all things into being. Today we celebrate the incarnate Word, God becoming flesh to live among us in the person of Jesus Christ then and now. Emboldened by the good news of Christ’s birth, along with the shepherds, Mary and Joseph, and all witnesses to the light of Christ, we declare to the world that we have indeed seen and been transformed by the arrival of “the salvation of our God.” O come, let us adore!

Regular Weekly Calendar – 2022

Sunday

– 9:00am Adult Bible Study & Discussion (TBD)

– 9:00am ILC Children’s Sunday School (TBD)

– 10:00am ILC Worship Service with Communion

– 10:00pm Grace Church (GC) Service and Sunday School

– 8:00pm AA Meeting, rm 209 Education Building

Monday

– 5:30pm Al-Anon, rm 209 Education Building

– 7:30pm AAMeeting, rm 209 Education Building

Tuesday

– 7:00pm NA Meeting, rm 209 Education Building

Wednesday

– 8:00pm AA Meeting, rm 209 Education Building

Thursday

– 7:00pm NA Meeting, rm 209 Education Building

– 7:00pm *Parish Council, Helen Room (monthly every 1st Thurs.)

Friday

– 5:00pm AA Meeting, rm 209 Education Building

Saturday

– 9:00am Monthly work party (every 2nd & 4th Saturday)