Christians in many countries have adopted various traditions of lighting candles during Advent to observe this as the time of the coming of Christ who is the light of the world. At Our Redeemer’s we also use the Advent wreath both in the church and the home to mark each Sunday in the Advent season. Come to a regular service or one of our special services during the Christmas season. Contact Pastor Kathy or Pastor Gretchen to learn more.
Advent Worship Services
Sundays, Dec. 1 – 22, 9:00am and 11:00am
Luciafest, Sunday, December 15 – 5pm
A beloved tradition in Sweden, Lucia’s message of light and charity is not to be missed!
Blue Christmas, Thursday, December 19 – 7pm
This worship service honors melancholy feelings and offers comfort, hope, and healing.
Christmas Pageant, Sunday, December 22 – 11am
Children reenact the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey and all the characters they meet along the way!
Family Candlelight Service, Christmas Eve – 4pm
Featuring the story “Mary’s Treasure Box,” we will unwrap the gifts Jesus received.
Candlelight Service, Christmas Eve – 10pm
Picture the still darkess of a candlelight service united in the sacred sounds of “Silent Night”…
New Years Healing Service
Sunday, December 29 – 10am
Bring your resolutions and your hopes to resolve once again that Love wins, and God is good.
Traditional words, modern world.
Informal worship is held in our fellowship hall, home to wedding receptions, coffee hour, the Thanksgiving Community Meal and all kinds of youth activities. Everyone sits in a circle; the neighbor to your left or right might be a young child, a grandparent or maybe the pastor. Your bulletin, containing songs, prayers and event information, gives you everything you need to know.
During this hour-long service, an ensemble leads us in a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary music. We hear a challenging and thoughtful message from Pastor Kathy, pray together and take communion. Children are welcome at informal worship and, for the little ones, our staffed nursery is open.
Join us immediately following worship for coffee, snacks and conversation during Life Together Hour in the Fellowship Hall.
Spirited tradition expressing God’s living, loving word.
Come take a seat in our beautiful sanctuary as sunlight streams through the stained-glass windows. The 11:00 a.m. service is liturgy deeply rooted in the Lutheran tradition of God’s living word. Join together in prayer, familiar hymns and communion at God’s all-welcoming table, and hear a thoughtful message from Pastor Kathy that you can can carry into your week. We wish one another peace and blessings and leave the service more connected, challenged and hopeful than before.
Children are welcome in worship, and those four years old and younger also have the option of a staffed nursery. And after the service, there’s Coffee Hour for everyone in the fellowship hall.