UPCOMING WORSHIP

SUNDAY DECEMBER 17


Third Sunday in Advent

A Service of Lessons & Carols

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

Joy: God's Brilliant Transformation

Psalm 126


9AM    

Worship & Sunday School

Music by Combined Choirs and a String Quartet


11AM

Worship & Sunday School

Music by Combined Choirs and a String Quartet

SUNDAY DECEMBER 24


Fourth Sunday in Advent 

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

Love: God's Song of Life

Psalm 89: 1-4,19-26


10AM    (Single Morning Service)

Family Worship  (No Sunday School)

Music by Ted Rodenborn & Marcia Snavely

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Christmas Eve


4PM

Candlelighting Worship & Family Pageant

Music by Children's Choir

Led by Rev. Mark Simone


6PM

Candlelighting Worship 

Music by The Ensemble

Sermon by Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton


8:30PM

Candlelighting Worship 

Music by Chancel Choir

Sermon by Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton


11PM

Candlelighting Worship in the Chapel

Piano/Cello duets by Joshua & Rebecca Konow

Sermon by Rev. Mark Simone

Communion served

SUNDAY DECEMBER 31


Rev. Susi Kawolics preaching


10AM    (Single Morning Service)

Family Worship  (NoSunday School)

Music by Beth Rutkowski


SERMONS IN DECEMBER - THEMES OF THE ADVENT SEASON


During the Sundays of December, Rev. Throckmorton will offer a sermon series on the four themes of the Advent season called "Psalms of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love: The Gifts of God for Daily Life."  All of the texts will be from the psalms.


December 3                                      Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19            Hope: God's Shining Face

December 10                                    Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13              Peace: God's Desire for All Life
December 17                                    Psalm 126                             Joy: God's Brilliant Transformation

December 24                                    Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26           Love: God's Song of Life



ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS


Accessibility

Both the Bell Street campus and the Family Life Center campus are fully handicapped accessible and have marked handicapped parking.  The entire Family Life Center Campus is on one level.  The Bell Street building has an elevator inside the parking lot entrance that leads to all levels including classrooms, restrooms, offices and the Sanctuary.  The level Bell Street drop-off entrance leads directly into the Narthex.  Inside the Sanctuary there are spaces for individuals in wheelchairs.  Those finding it difficult to sit in pews may find one of the padded armchairs more comfortable.  Ushers and greeters are available for assistance before and throughout services.


Vision and Hearing Concerns
Our Sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop system. This system turns hearing aids into loudspeakers, delivering sound right into the ear. A current is amplified and sent to a magnetic cable loop surrounding the Sanctuary and central section of the balcony. This magnetic cable is installed under the carpet. Sound received with this system has improved quality and clarity. 85% of all hearing aids are equipped with a Telecoil which picks up the magnetic field signal. A person so equipped must visit their audiologist to ensure the Telecoil is activated. The individual simply pushes a button on their hearing aid upon entering the Church and they are immediately wired in when they enter the ‘loop’.


Large print bulletins and hearing aid devices are available in the Narthex.  Reading glasses are also available there to be borrowed by those who may have misplaced their own.  


Communion Accommodations
For communion we use grape juice and bread. An alternative to the bread is available for those with gluten or wheat allergies.