Advent to Epiphany at-a-Glance
Dear Trinity Church, In the introduction to the book Living the Christian Year, Theologian Lauren Winner says, "One of my goals in life is to inhabit the Christian story so fully that Advent will be the instructive beginning of my year." On Sunday, November 28, that new year starts. And with it, an opportunity to be formed by the "wheel of becoming," as our lecture series puts it. Maybe you've been longing for a certain kind of change or growth in your life. Well, don't wait till January . . .the Christian new year begins next week! As we look toward Advent, I want to lay out a roadmap for you so that you can plan out your participation in the life of this Body--the Body of Christ. And when you participate, you aren't just "going to church events." You are participating in Christ! And being formed by Him. Here's what's coming up:
FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT
SUNDAY, November 28
ADVENT I (8am & 9:15am)
Advent in a Bag pick-up during 8:00 and 9:15 worship services.
EVENSONG An evening of youth and adults gathering for intergenerational connection in Jesus.
6pm - Youth Pizza. 7th-12th grade.
7pm - Evensong. All generations invited to join our youth as they offer up songs, chants and Scripture readings in a time of restful worship.
7:30pm - A testimony. Hear of Jesus’ faithfulness through the shared story of one who has walked with Jesus a long time.
TUESDAY, November 30 // Apocalypse Night Come have an apocalypse with others Tuesday November 30th from 7:00-9:00 pm in the sanctuary at WBBC. We will be reading the first 11 chapters of Revelation out loud together. Experience the joy and beauty of reading large sections of Scripture and engaging discussion face to face with others.
SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT
SUNDAY, December 5 ADVENT II (8am & 9:15am) WEDNESDAY, December 8 Chris Green Lecture on Advent @ 7pm
THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
SUNDAY, December 12 ADVENT III (8am & 9:15am)
FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT
SUNDAY, December 19 ADVENT IV (8am & 9:15am) TUESDAY, December 21 Darkest Night Service (7pm) FRIDAY, December 24 CHRISTMAS EVE (7pm & 11pm) SUNDAY, December 26 No Church Services
SUNDAY, January 9 Details TBD
No Godly Play Upstairs During Advent
There's no Godly Play upstairs in December. Instead, children remain in the sanctuary throughout the service, and Julia Barger will lead a shortened Godly Play session for all of us as part of the regular liturgy! 11/21 - “How the Church tells time” - at 8:00 am and 9:15 am services children are invited to a lesson on the church year downstairs in the Fireside Room during our regular Sunday school time (between the Gloria and the Peace). 11/28 - Advent I - The Journey to Bethlehem (part 1) will be told in the worship service. Children remain in the Sanctuary for the whole service. 12/5 - The Feast of St. Nicholas - During the 9:15 am service children will be dismissed to the Fireside Room for an interactive drama about the life of St. Nicholas during the regular Sunday school time (between the Gloria and the Peace). 12/12 - Advent II - The Journey to Bethlehem (part 2) will be told in the worship service. Children remain in the Sanctuary for the whole service. 12/19 - Advent III - The Journey to Bethlehem (part 3) will be told in the worship service. Children remain in the Sanctuary for the whole service. Anticipating this season together, Carson+ p.s. - Please change the date for the Marriage Workshop in your calendars. We had to switch it from February 11-12 to March 11-12. Also check out this article from Tim Keller on facing his own diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. Some in our congregation are reading it and then discussing it and we thought we'd pass it along.
Trinity Christmas Choir
Join the Trinity Christmas Choir // Practices begin Sunday, December 5
If you can read music, this is a low-commitment choir that somehow pulls off a Christmas concert in just a few rehearsals. MEN WE NEED YOU TOO!
Sunday 8am - 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Thursday Pizza & Choir practice - 12/23 6-8pm
Christmas Eve - 12/24 two concerts: 7pm family concert & 11pm candlelit concert
If you'd like to get your music binder before our first rehearsal on 12/5, please get your music from Julie at 8am service on Nov 28th. (Probable songs: Once in Royal David's City, Angel Gabriel, Coventry Carol, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, I wonder as I wander, Lo How a Rose, Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful - or some configuration of these songs!)
Text Julie Canlis at (206) 953-4128 if interested.