Welcome to the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, the beginnings of the church year!
2020 has brought a lot of challenges and we have learned a lot of new skills as a result of these challenges. We have dared to dream as we developed new ways to worship together while we are physically apart. We have dared to dream up a virtual Sunday school shared with other congregations in our area. We have dared to dream how we reach out to our community through our mission work. Now we are daring to dream into the new liturgical year.
As we look forward to Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, and beyond, we dream of a time when it is safe to gather in one place again and worship together in person; when we can pass the peace, shake hands, and hug our siblings in Christ; when we can lift our voices in words of praise to God, spoken or sung; when we can share a meal, Communion, soup supper, or coffee and doughnuts. For now, though, we continue dreaming while we are apart, and this email includes some resources to aid us on our journey.
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At-Home Worship 12/27
The Sunday after Christmas we will be trying something new as a worshipping community. In order to give worship leadership a break (pastor, tech support, worship assistance, etc.) you are invited and encouraged to lead your own worship service from your home. This simple liturgy invites you to carve out space for reflection, scripture, and prayer—using items you may have at home. It can be used by individuals or families with young children.
Music for the Season
Below are a few ways to enjoy music as part of this season.
Those Who Dream: song with visuals for Advent.
Spotify Playlist: 4+ hours of song and music for the season.
These resources are for the dreamers in all of us—those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. They’re for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. They’re for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time. Join us this Advent as we dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Join us as we seek and sow God’s dreams for our world.