December is filled with many opportunities to worship the coming of the Christ Child. There are three mid-week and three Sunday Advent services. This gives us time to prepare for our Savior’s birth.

The second Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 in the afternoon, is the Holly Tea. There is NO bad weather date this year. Keith Grimm, a guitarist, will be sharing some of his own arrangements of familiar Christmas Carols. John and I will also be sharing with you music played on the organ and piano. There will be a free will offering taken to help the Lutheran Women's Missionary League with their work in the community and abroad. Some of the collection will be shared with "Food For The Hungry." Mr. Grimm is a spokes person for this group. There will be refreshments served after the concert. The third Sunday, in the morning service, the adult choir will share the good news of Jesus’ birth through a service of “lessons and carols.” This year we are doing "The Road to Bethlehem."

The German Christmas service will be on the third Sunday, December 18, at 4:00 in the afternoon. There will be brass instruments playing with the organ. The Hoby Chor will again provide the choral music. After the service, there will be a fellowship time of food and drink.

All of this leads up to Christmas, the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will worship this event at 11:00 P.M. Christmas Eve which will be a festival communion service. There will be a Christmas Day service this year because it is also Sunday. This will be more of a carol service. The time for this service is 10:30 A.M.


Ken Sanders
Minister of Music