As you push in the clutch and begin putting in place your plans for all your Christmas activities, here’s some info that may help prevent the gears from clanging. Here are some gears we encourage you to engage:
♦ Each Sunday in December there is worship happening at Leidy’s Church. Yes, it will be great to have you present for worship during Advent!
♦ On the afternoon of December 14th carolers from Leidy’s Church will be out spreading Christmas cheer. This is a service project that morphs into a fun project that morphs into a worship project. Caroling is a tradition Christians continue to perpetuate, and rightly so.
♦ During the Sunday School Hour on December 21st a children’s musical will be presented in the Fellowship Hall. Kids from Kids Klub will give their all in the presentation of Shepherds, Sheep, and a Savior. Afterwards, enticing edibles for all – cast and audience!
♦ That same day, the 21st, at the 10:45 service of worship the pre-school classes from our Sunday School will provide special music. This would be the two, three, and four year old classes. Their singing can be spotty, but their presentation always is memorable.
♦ At 7 pm on Christmas Eve, a Wednesday this year, Leidy’s Church will have her usual informal family service of worship. This year will feature Dr. Luke and his third book. We know about Luke’s gospel and the book of Acts, but he has another book featuring lots of Christmas songs, hymn, and carols. We’ll join in some of the singing of carols as well, and conclude with the sanctuary lighted only by candles held by the congregation as we sing Silent Night. Pre-service music will begin at 6:30.
♦ At 10:30 a more formal service of worship will take place. It will be a preaching service, this year with the focus on the great joy that makes Christmas Christmas. There will be some special music as well as an anthem from the chancel choir and the sharing of the Lord’s Supper. Our time of worship will end, again, with the candle light singing of Silent Night.
When you come for worship on Christmas Eve, whether it be for the earlier service or the later one (or both!!), it always is a beautiful sight to see the luminaries glowing as you arrive and leave. We extend our thanks to the Special Services Committee for their oversight and care in decorating our church property in such an appropriate way to celebrate the birth of Him who is still the Light of the world!