As the weeks of Advent are unfolding, our Jesse Tree is filling out with more symbols of God’s story of redemption and the love he is pouring out over us with the birth of his Son, Jesus Christ. As our days grow shorter and the darkness is more prevalent our worship together reminds us that the light is coming, a light that no darkness can overcome. In the bittersweet moments of life we are comforted by the joy of faith and the hope we find in community together.
These are some wonderful days of worship we have ahead. Songs of comfort and joy, tender words of reconciliation, and offerings of goodwill and charity fill our places of worship and praise. This Sunday we will hear again from the prophet Isaiah declarations of God’s reconciling love and compassion and the Apostle John’s hope for the future. We will also celebrate our tremendous gifts of leadership from our elders and deacons as we ordain and install those who have been called into these particular types of service. A glorious day indeed!
On Monday, December 15 at 7 PM in our fellowship hall we will celebrate in a more contemplative manner at our Blue Christmas Service for Healing and Hope. This type of special worship is for any and all who are seeking a quiet moment in the rush of the holidays, for anyone who needs respite from the ho, ho, ho, of it all and would like see more clearly the light that shatters the darkness. Included in this service is beautiful instrumental music by talented musicians including harp, violin and flute.
As a note, our worship on December 28 will include many favorite hymns and Christmas carols. If you would like your favorite to be considered for the lineup please use the Sunday morning worship registration form or click here to use our e-form: http://canyonhillspc.org/?page_id=1067.
In His Service,
Rev. Lissa Smith