Christmas at Deep River Congregational Church

Advent is Here
As we continue the season of Advent, come early throughout the season to join in singing your favorite Christmas carols.   Gather at 8:20 or 9:45 to sing carols before each of our Advent services.

Sunday, December 9th ~ Las Posadas Parade, 1:00 p.m.                                                                           
Deep River Congregational Church will sponsor a Christmas Procession down the Main Street of town.  It will be led by Mary and Joseph and their donkey in the style of the 400-year-old Mexican tradition.  Meet at the Deep River Public Library to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Advent Service for Healing and Peace
The season leading up to Christmas can be one of the most beautiful and most difficult seasons for many people.  For others it may be a time of loneliness or pain, So you are invited to come and share a time of peaceful songs and prayers to bless this holy season in our lives.  Our next Service of Prayers for Healing and Inner Peace will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19th  at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Sunday, December 23rd ~ Festival of Music Worship Service, 10:00 a.m.
Our church’s Senior and Junior Choirs and our Chancel Handbell Choir will present the gift of a Service of Music for Christmas at the 10:00 a.m. service.  The church will be decorated with poinsettias given in memory and celebration of loved ones.  A special coffee hour, hosted by our Deacons will be held after worship in Fellowship Hall.

Christmas Eve in Deep River Pageant
Our annual Christmas Pageant, “Thy Light Is Come” (presented by the youth and children of the church) will take place on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. Young people from our Church have performed the nativity pageant for many years.  This year is the 77th anniversary of the pageant.    Costumed shepherds, angels, and wise men have sung carols and told the Christmas story as envisioned by the late Rev. Walter Euston, former minister of the church.   

Candlelight Service
Our Candlelight Communion Service begins at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve. During the service we share in Communion at the front of the church.   The celebration closes as we light individual candles and sing “Silent Night” together.

Sunday, December 30th
On Sunday, Dec. 30th, there will be only one worship service, at 10 a.m.  It will be a family service, featuring carols, our annual Good King Wenceslas Pageant, and a Christmas story by Rev. Haut instead of a sermon.  After the service we will join in the spectacle of the “Twelve Days of Christmas,” aerobic style!  Come and enjoy this wonderful tradition!

 

 

 


 

This Sunday
Third Sunday in Advent: Joy
December 16, 2018

You are invited to worship with us on Sunday at 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. at the Deep River Congregational Church.   Sunday School meets during the 10:00 service.  Come early before each service during Advent to enjoy a Carol Sing at 8:20 or 9:45 a.m.!

Rev. Timothy Haut will lead the service and give the sermon, as we celebrate the Third Sunday in Advent.  Dale & Amy Winchell will light the Advent Wreath at our 8:30 service and Greer, Jessica, Ella, & Ryder Richardson will light the wreath during 10:00 worship.  The Scripture Lessons for Sunday include Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; and Luke 3:7-18.

Our Greeter will be Diane Brooks and Suzanne McCormick volunteered to be the Lay Reader.  Ushers are Joy & Wayne Lootsma, Don Frazier, and Bill Nitschke.  Karen & Frank Vradenburgh will host Fellowship Hour following the 8:30 service and Celeste & Jerry Denne will serve coffee after 10:00 worship.