CHRISTMAS & ADVENT

Be the Light This Christmas!

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ONLINE & IN-PERSON 

Christmas Eve Services

4:00 PM | Online Only

Children & Family Friendly Service

 

7:00 PM | Online & In-Person*

Candlelight Service

*Must RSVP to attend in-person worship. There are only 17 spots for up to 4 people to sit together, to ensure the safety of all involved.

December 9 | 7:00 PM Worship

Advent Carols

December 12 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Caroling in the Church Parking Lot

Gather in the Emmanuel Parking lot for a short caroling experience with Robert Morehead from 1:00 - 2:00 PM that will be video recorded and then shared with the congregation at a later time.

December 23 | 7:00 PM WORSHIP

Hope & Healing Service

The holidays are not always bright and cheery for everyone, especially in the midst of such loss, unexpected change and injustice that this year has brought to light. We want you to know it is okay to not be okay and hope this service will provide the space you need to grieve and give your worries to God. All are welcome to find hope for hopeless and healing for the broken.

December 30 | 7:00 PM Worship

Christmas Carols

Have a Carol Request?

If you have a particular Advent or Christmas Carol from the ELW you would like to hear played on December 9 or 30, please email your requests to Robert Morehead, Director of Music.

12 Days of Christmas for Youth

Beginning December 1st, we will have 12 continuous days of activities and events for all middle and high school youth. Anyone who completes all 12 days will receive a special t-shirt!

These 12 events are:

  • Cookie Bake
  • S'more and Campfire
  • Devotional
  • Christmas Stocking Service Project
  • Paintball
  • Bowling
  • Carol Sing
  • Christmas Card Exchange
  • Gingerbread House Contest
  • Christmas Party
  • Meadowlark Garden Lights
  • Ice Skating
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Order a Christmas Poinsettia
by December 11

Although Christmas Eve may look a bit different this year, you can still help to beautify our Sanctuary by donating towards our Poinsettia order!

30 Poinsettia plants will be available in 7” pots, 14-16” tall, with 8-10 blooms. The donation cost is $17 per plant.

The deadline to order is Friday, December 11. 

Support Families in Need this Christmas by Donating Gifts

Share the holiday spirit with children and adults in need by donating gift cards or unwrapped gifts to our partner, FACETS. Each gift should cost approximately $25. You can order items via the Amazon wish list below or you can drop off items at Emmanuel on Sunday December 6 from 10:00 AM - Noon and Sunday December 13 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

The deadline to ship or drop off your gifts is December 13. 

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Sunday December 20

Live Bethlehem Experience

All are welcome to experience the first Christmas through a live nativity drive thru experience on Sunday, December 20 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. 

Shepherds will direct you through the various sites that Mary and Joseph experienced the night our Savior was born, including the live animals as well!

Please RSVP for this event to ensure social distancing procedures can be followed.

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Support the FACETS

Hypothermia Shelter Program
January 10 - 17, 2021

Emmanuel will support the FACETS-managed Hypothermia Prevention Program again this year which runs from December 1 through April 1. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this ministry will look a bit different this year, but ever more important!

From January 10 - 17, we will need:

  • Virtual Bible Study Facilitators
  • Daily Prayer Offerings
  • Virtual Musicians (feasibility TBD)
  • On-Call Shoppers
  • Meal Transporters
  • Bakers of Cookies, Brownies & Other Desserts

If you would like to help with any of these opportunities, please sign up below.