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 15th ~ A Christmas Candlelight Concert, 6:00 p.m.
Featuring Pianist Bil Groth and a Feast of Local Talent,
Surprise Performers and Christmas Music. A Reception will follow.
Free will donation will be accepted.
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. 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Sunday, December 22nd ~ Festival of Music Worship Service, 10:00 a.m.
Our church’s Senior and Youth 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 78th 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.
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 29th
On Sunday, Dec. 29th, 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!
Third Sunday of Advent
December 15, 2019
You are invited to worship with us on Sunday at 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. at the Deep River Congregational Church. Our Sunday School meets during the 10:00 service. Remember to come early (8:20 & 9:45 a.m.) for a Carol Sing before each service!
Rev. Timothy Haut will lead the service and give the sermon at both 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. worship. Join us as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent. Elizabeth Root. Sybil Higgins, & Taylor Root will light the large Advent Wreath at the 8:30 service and Rich, Christina,Olive, & Hazel Forristall will light the wreath at 10:00 worship. The Scripture Lessons for Sunday include Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Luke 1:46b-55.
Diane Brooks will be our Greeter, and Alison Karam has volunteered to be Lay Reader. Ginia Sopneski, Jo Mather, and Don Grohs will usher this Sunday. Karen & Frank Vradenburgh will host Family Fellowship following the 8:30 service. The scheduled counters are Rich Anderson and Don Grohs.