Advent (Four Sundays before Christmas)
In the Advent Sunday worship services, we will have a special feature where we will meet “Characters of Advent.” Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, we’ll meet Isaiah. On the following Sundays, we’ll meet Mary, Joseph, and the Shepherds, and hear the Christmas story from their perspective.
By Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook
Morgan Hill UMC will worship together on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 5 pm. The service will be a festival of Lessons and Carols. The Lessons are readings from the New Testaments that tell the story of the birth of the Jesus. The Carols are songs that show us the beauty of the season. There is be a special children’s time with a story, “Emma’s Gift” by Molly Schaar Idle.
The service will end with the lighting of our own candles as we sing Silent Night. Come and celebrate the Eve of the birth of our Savior.
This year Christmas, December 25, is on a Sunday. We will worship at our normal time of 10 am. We will have a shortened service so that families will have time to spend time together. We invite the children to bring one toy that they received on Christmas and we will bless the new toys. Come and greet your church family this Christmas morning.
New Year’s Day, January 1 is on a Sunday this year. We will worship at our normal time of 10 am. We will begin the year with John Wesley’s renewal service. This liturgy reminds us of being Jesus’ disciples and we will celebrate Holy Communion. Begin 2023 with your church family.