Celebrating Advent 2020
This will be an Advent like none other. On the one hand, we cannot gather together in person as we would like. On the other hand, we have gotten much better at using technology to connect and to grow.
Please go to this page on our St. John’s Lutheran website for information on all the ways that you can join in our Advent and Christmas celebration this year: https://stjohnslutheran.net/celebrating-advent-2020/
Worship for Sunday, November 29
“Jesus: The Son of David”
The Gospel of Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus. These opening verses are far more than a list of names: The family tree of Jesus points to His identity and to the nature of His mission. Our Advent Worship series focuses on this genealogy and the truths it reveals for our lives today.
This Sunday we look at Jesus as the Son of David. We spent several months earlier this year studying and applying lessons from the life of David. We will refer back to David’s life today as we explore what it means that Jesus is identified as the “Son of David.”
Worship will be live stream at 9:30 AM. Please go to this page (https://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/ to download the handout, and to link to the live stream itself. We will be streaming on our Facebook Page as well: https://www.facebook.com/sjlcnapa
Camille Creek Gift Card Donations
Camille Creek Community School is one of the places Aaron Comfort Dog has been visiting for years giving comfort to at risk youth. In this video Autumn describes how you can support the students of Camille Creek by donating a gift card as a Christmas gift. Please note the deadline is December 8th. Thanks everyone!! Please click here to view the video.
Advent Midweek Worship
We will have Live Stream Advent Midweek services on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. These services will be streamed on our Youtube Channel and our Facebook page. Please go to this page to download the handout for each service: https://stjohnslutheran.net/live-streaming-worship-at-st-johns/
- December 2 – The O Antiphons of Advent
For centuries the church has used the Advent responses knows as the Great O Antiphons, so named because each one beings with an “O” addressing Christ by one of His biblical names. The familiar hymn “O Come O Come Emmanuel” is based on the O Antiphons. Our midweek services features the O Antiphons and the singing of this hymn.
- December 9 – The ABCs of Christmas
Our annual trip through the alphabet, thinking of the words and phrases that make up the Christmas Story. People can participate in person or through the chat stream
- December 16 – Lessons and Carols
A service of Scripture readings and Christmas Carols led by our Sanctuary Choir. This traditional service of the season walks through the story of salvation, culminating in the birth of the Savior
- December 23 – Christmas Hymn Stories
We will focus on the stories and scripture behind several familiar Christmas Carols and Hymns. And we will sing them!
St. John’s Facebook Group
Are you on Facebook? Have you joined the St. John’s Facebook Family Group? Please click here to join and participate in Facebook Live events, discussion and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/stjohnsfamilynapa
Why join our Facebook Group? We are planning Live devotional events, prayer times, as well as other interactive events. Our group is a great place to encourage one another and walk together as a family of God. In this time when gathering in person is so difficult, this is an option to fellowship together.