Prayer for the Holidays
As we anticipate the holidays – the season of the year when the days get shorter and darker – many of us find ourselves having a harder time entering into the joys of the season. Though we’re invited to remember the light, sometimes the holidays are a little harder to enter into. Whether it occurred a month ago, a year ago, or five years ago, many of us are especially reminded of the losses of those closest to us this time of year.
For those who are anticipating the darkness, prayer and anointing will be offered each Sunday during Eucharist, and we’re also putting together a prayer list. If you would like to pray for others or be included in a daily list of people being lifted up in prayer during this season, please contact Misty at email@example.com.
Mountainside Advent Calendar –All Ages
The season of Advent is almost here, and we invite the whole church into this 8 year-old tradition. Consider hanging an advent calendar in your home, and following the scriptures and activities with us! These practices have been formative for both children and adults. All of the instructions are attached here; as well as the PDF with the page to make your own calendar. We look forward to being present with you all in this season of waiting.
Christmas Eve Service @ 303 West Dec 24th, 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary
We will have our annual Christmas Eve Service in the Sanctuary at 303 West. We will begin at 5:00 PM. This is a family-friendly service and all are welcome to join us.
Christmas Eve Finger-food Potluck
After the Christmas Eve liturgy at the church, please join us for appetizers and drinks at the Luginbuhl home. Please bring a finger-food appetizer to share.
All-Family Service – December 30th, 10:00 AM
To celebrate and remember the year all children will be present for the entirety of our shorter service which will begin at 10:00 AM as usual.
We are putting together a small Christmas gift to thank our pastors and staff. Please let Jordan Boldt know if you would like to contribute by this Sunday at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Pasadena Communion Gathering
A neighborhood engagement focused gathering with hopes of participating in the good justice work that is already happening in the Pasadena community.
This is an open group and you may attend as you can.
Women Saints Study (Open to ALL GENDERS) – Next gathering: December 15, 2018, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Location: Easton Wise Household
Saint for focus: St. Quinteria of Portugal
Sign up to bring a Portuguese breakfast item: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19mIEE7ZuEbabvQPlY4DTThD2fFE3h5KLZf-mIotvzc0
People of ALL GENDERS and all stages of life are welcome to join us as we focus on a different female saint, engaging in various practices of prayer, eating, singing, and story-telling that recall their particular way of life. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, contact Naomi (email@example.com) or Misty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday Service: 10:00 AM
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