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Advent/Christmas Schedule 2018

Nov. 25th- Soup Fest & Hanging of the Greens after church 11:30 AM

Advent Sunday Schedule: Both Churches
Worship Hours: 9 AM- Luzerne UMC
10:30 AM- Dorranceton UMC
Dec.2nd Week 1. Clara: Waiting for Christmas

Scriptures: Jeremiah 33:14-16, Luke 1:30-33, Romans 8:22
Sermon title: “Setting the Stage”

Event Fundraiser: Christmas Bazaar 2 PM- 5 PM

Dec. 9th Week 2. Drosselmeir: A Godfather’s Love
Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-4, Isaiah 40:1-5,Luke 1:34-38
Sermon title: “God the Father’s Love”

Dec.16th Week 3. The Mouse King: Changing Perspective
Scriptures: Isaiah 53:4-5a, 8a,Luke 3:1-6
Sermon title: “Mountains and Mole Hills”

Event: Christmas Caroling (shut-Ins and nursing homes) 1 PM- 4 PM
Event: Orpheus Christmas Concert and refreshments Luzerne UMC 6 PM Refreshments and Concert at 7 PM

Dec.23rd Week 4. The Nutcracker: The Greatest Gift
Scriptures Psalm 137, Luke 1:31-35, Luke 2:10,
Sermon title: “Joyful All Ye Nations Rise”

Dec. 22nd Christmas at Uncle Phil’s Diner – a dinner theater production by our sunday school and church Look for info to come about tickets and time

OTHER SERVICES
Dec.21st 2018 Community Blue Christmas 7 PM at Dorranceton UMC

Twinkling lights. Christmas carols. People happily scurrying to and fro on holiday errands. Snowflakes providing a
gentle and scenic backdrop. The scents of pine and homemade cookies. Festive cards sent from old friends.

While Advent and Christmas may have at least a touch of Norman Rockwell for most, it isn’t the case for everyone.
Loss (of a loved one, a job, etc.), depression, geographic separation from family and a host of other life
situations
leave a lot of folks unable to get into the expected holiday spirit.

“For some, Christmas equals depression, not joy and love,” said Father Joseph Ciccone, CSP, director of the St.
Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus. “They are just not in the holiday mood, but they
want to celebrate the Lord’s birth and seek his healing, just without all of the hoopla.”

So, where can they go to honor the Lord’s birth and seek God’s healing during Christmas and Advent? HERE!!!

Dec.24th 2018 Christmas EVE Candlelight 6:30 Prelude Concert and 7 PM Worship Jointly at Luzerne UMC
More Info to come!!!!!