Community Service of Remembrance at 2 pm at Epworth United Methodist, 680 8th St. SW, Valley City
Sounds of the Season Organ Concert at 12:10 pm, featuring Dustin Lien. Bring a back lunch and enjoy the gift of music.
Sounds of the Season Organ Concert at 12:10 pm, featuring Carole Flatau Bring a back lunch and enjoy the gift of music.
"Bethlehem’s Child" Choral Cantata at the 8:30 and 11:00 am worship services.
Sunday School Christmas Program at 2:00 pm. Happy Birthday Jesus.
Sounds of the Season Organ Concert at 12:10 pm, featuring Bradley Edin. Bring a back lunch and enjoy the gift of music.
Carols and Cocoa at 4:00 pm
Christmas Eve Worship at 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 10:00 pm
Christmas Day Worship at 10:00 am
We are taking donations of used clean t-shirts. These t-shirts will be made into diapers for the babies of Casa De Fe orphanage in Ecuador. We are in need of light colored, 50-100% cotton, sizes L and XL. Please drop them off in Pastoral Intern Rebecc’s office.
Advent Prayer and Play Stations
Be on the lookout for Advent themed activities stations around Our Savior’s for children to play and marvel in the Christmas story. There is a reading corner where they can cuddle up and read a Christmas book, a Nativity Set with costumes, a prayer station to play a prayer in the manger, and a place to make a simple ornament.
New Christmas Eve Worship Times
Please note our Christmas Eve worship times this year will be at 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 10:00 pm.
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An Advent Prayer & Question of the Day
...for your personal reflection or a conversation in your home…
What’s the first thing that you think about in the morning?
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray, as you will, but always to your glory and the welfare of your people, through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Evangelical Lutheran Worship, page 86.
Wake us up!
Sun, Dec 1—What is the first thing you thought about or did when you woke up this morning?
Mon, Dec 2—What do you do to help yourself wake up in the morning?
Tue, Dec 3—When is waking up easy?
Wed, Dec 4—When is waking up hard?
Thur, Dec 5—What is a memorable waking up experience? How might God have been a part of that?
Fri, Dec 6—Who is someone that taught you about Jesus and woke you up to knowing his love?
Sat, Dec 7—What part of Sunday morning worship helps you wake up and pay attention to Jesus?
Sun, Dec 8—What do you do when you prepare to go some place?
Mon, Dec 9—What do you do when you prepare for someone to visit you?
Tue, Dec 10—What might you take out of your life to make room for Jesus?
Wed, Dec 11—What might you put into your life to make room for Jesus?
Thur, Dec 12—What is something you like to prepare or do? How does that activity share Jesus’ love?
Fri, Dec 13—What do you have to prepare for now? How can Jesus help you do that?
Sat, Dec 14—What part of Sunday morning worship helps prepare you for the week ahead?
Sun, Dec 15—Do you have a favorite book? Open it up and read it or think about the story?
Mon, Dec 16—What are things that you have opened today?
Tue, Dec 17—How do you respond when you can’t open something?
Wed, Dec 18—When was a time that you were open to helping or learning from someone?
Thur, Dec 19—Think about God opening you up like a jar? What might God pour into you?
Fri, Dec 20—What’s a favorite Advent or Christmas song that helps open you up to celebrate Jesus?
Sat, Dec 21—What part of Sunday morning worship helps you to stop and open yourself to listen to Jesus?
Sun, Dec 22—When is a time that you were surprised? Was it a good or bad experience?
Mon, Dec 23—What is one thing that surprised you this past week?
Tue, Dec 24—What is one way that you can surprise someone and share Christ’s love today?
Wed, Dec 25—What part of the Christmas story surprises you this year?