Advent Mid-Week Worship Services
Wednesday’s at 7:00 p.m. (Potluck Supper at 6:00 p.m.)
In this worship series for traditional worship for Advent, we contemplate the many ways we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ Child on Christmas, taking cues from the psalms of old and from those whom God chose to play a part in the story of our Lord’s birth. As we draw near to the manger bed of our Savior from sin and death, our hearts prepare him room for his everlasting love.
December 2: Ponder (Psalm 48:9): We consider ways in which we can ponder the meaning of the birth of our Savior through the reading of Scripture and through reflection. Mary serves as a model for us in this pondering in the Annunciation.
December 9: Pray (Psalm 69:13): We think about ways in which we can take more time during this season to communicate to our God through prayer as we wait for Christ. Zechariah, who went to the temple to pray, serves as an example for us of how hard that waiting in prayer can be.
LIVE Living Nativity Service, December 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Nativity scenes are a thoughtful and meaningful way to celebrate Christmas. … However, bringing a nativity scene to life with real people in a realistic setting takes everything to another level. In fact, a Live Nativity can have a significant impact on believers and non-believers alike. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church has a great opportunity to witness to those around us telling the Good News of the birth of Jesus – who was sent to save us from our sins.
December 16: Praise (Psalm 30:4): We celebrate the upcoming arrival of our Savior through songs and shouts of praise as we prepare for him. Elizabeth, in her greeting of Mary, provides a benchmark for rejoicing with others over the good news of salvation in Jesus, even as we wait.
Christmas Eve Worship Service – 10.24.2020 at 7:30 p.m.
“Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12
Luke writes in tonight’s gospel lesson, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). Jesus your Savior took your place in the manger and upon the cross. As the Christ and Lord, Jesus took all of your sin, shame and brokenness. I announce to you the complete and full pardon of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. For unto you is born today in the city of David—A Savior, who is Christ the Lord!
Christmas Day Worship Service – 12.25.2020 at 10:00 a.m.
“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
John writes in our gospel lesson, “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:4-5). Heavenly Father, too frequently we live in the darkness of unbelief.