December 10, 2023

Second Sunday of Advent


9:30 am     Traditional Worship
11:00 am   Contemporary Worship


Children's Choir (9:30 am)
Youth Choir (9:30 am)

Worship Band (11 am)


8:45 am - 12:15 pm
Families are invite to drop 6 months thru 4 years old children to our childcare room - Room 443 at any point during the morning. Questions or for more info, contact Jill Reichert. 

KidsConnect & WeeConnect

9:30 - 10:40 am

Children will begin the morning in the worship service with their families. Then, after they are invited up for the children's time in the sanctuary, they will be dismissed to leave with their classes to meet in the Heckert Education Center. All classes will begin our gathered time downstairs in the large gathering area to watch the Bible story unfold (in true storyteller fashion) and then wonder about the story and what it means for them. They will then break into their age-specific classroom time for "Sads & Glads" prayer time and small group response activities. They will explore God's word using the Celebrate Wonder Curriculum. Contact Jill Reichert if you'd like more information on the curriculum or have questions about what your child will experience with us.  Please meet your children after class at 10:40 am in these classrooms:

K-1 - Room 102   

Grades 2 & 3 - Room 105  

Grades 4 & 5 - Room 406   

Young Children & Worship

11 am • Spellman Hall

Children will stay in worship with their families until the Thought for Children when they head to Spellman Hall for a time of singing, worship, and a time of hearing/seeing a Bible story through Young Children in Worship, and then have the opportunity to respond with artistic play, ending with prayer before families pick them up. 

Journey Series: Heaven & Earth: Advent and the Incarnation
10:45 am Sundays, December 3, 10, 17 &  January 7 • Hybrid (Spellman Jr. & via Zoom)

In his four-week DVD series, In Heaven and Earth: Advent and the Incarnation, Will Willimon introduces us to the God who brings heaven to earth and changes everything. God’s choice of incarnation allows us to reflect on the mystery that Christ is the full revelation of God instead of someone who talks about God or speaks for or acts as God. Through this study, led by Pastor Jennie, Pastor Leah and Ernie Kimmel, we will explore the paradox of Jesus as both fully human and fully divine. In Advent, we celebrate and anticipate the earth-shaking, life-transforming good news that God is coming to us. Watch out. Get ready. God is on the way. Click here to attend via Zoom. Questions? Contact Jennie Clark.

December 10              Session 2 “Surprised” Mark 1:1-8 (Leah Hrachovec)

December 17              Session 3 “Light” John 1:6-8, 19-28 (Ernie Kimmel)

January 7                   Session 4 “Rejoice” Luke 1:26-55 (Jennie Clark) 

Christmas Concert

3 & 6 pm • Sanctuary

Join us for our 33rd annual Christmas concert! Our Chancel Choir returns to perform with a full orchestra. Concerts last approximately one hour. Tickets are free but are required to avoid overcrowding. Your financial gifts help make these concerts possible. A free will offering will be collected. A $25 donation per ticket is suggested. This year ticket requests will be online only through Eventbrite. Reserve your tickets today. There is a limit of 6 tickets per family. If groups are interested in more than 6 tickets, please contact the church office. Unused tickets will be released 15 minutes before the program begins. 

Youth Naeg Planetarium Trip

3:30-7:15 pm • Naeg Planetarium

Our youth group is going to the Naeg Planetarium in Reading to view a show featuring new and updated pictures from the James Webb Telescope. These fascinating images come from some of the deepest reaches of our universe and provide a high-definition glimpse of God’s beauty woven into the fabric of the universe! Youth in high school and middle school are invited for this evening of wonder and awe together during the season of Advent. We will eat dinner together at Panera Bread on our way back from Reading before returning to the church for parent pickup. $15 per person includes dinner. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Chris Clark.