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We Invite you to Join Us this Advent Season

The Real Meaning of Christmas

 Two thousand years ago the King of Kings was born.
The Lamb of God later made to feel the thorn,
If His words are accepted and not scorned,
They will make us all reborn.

 Through God’s grace, Joseph and Mary; presented
A gift to the world that day, which we can all repay
by living the Ten Commandments each and every day.

 Try to remember and keep in your heart and mind
Jesus’ gospel while here on Earth,
Redemption not a life lived in constant mirth.
Peace on Earth, good will toward man
Everyone should try it, whenever they can.

 The Lord gave us the option and choice of ‘free will’
Now it’s up to us to fit the bill.


So when you’re Christmas shopping for family and friends,
and money is tight at both ends,
Remember that the greatest gift of all
is your love of Jesus in the manger stall.

 -A Christmas Poem by Joseph P. Martino

 Come and share the season

Friday, November 29th
6:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.
“Advent Day of Prayer”

Our seasonal Prayer Days have become essential for the spiritual well-being of our souls. This day will not only offer time for private contemplation but also hands—on interaction with various prayer practices; no experience necessary! Walk the labyrinth, create, read scripture and encounter God in new ways. Come as you are. Come anytime  throughout the day. Stay as long as you are able. Enjoy the richness of time with the Lord.

Sunday, December 1st
“Good News for All People”
Luke 2:8-20
11:00 a.m.
One Service only
“Hanging of the Greens”
Rev. Mitch Miller

Special worship event with music and scripture as we decorate the sanctuary and explain the meaning behind the decorations.  The Children will have a special role in the service. 

 Sunday, December 8th
“Repent”

Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12
8:30 a.m. – Early Worship Service
9:30 a.m.—Sunday School for all ages
10:30 a.m.—Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
Rev. Mitch Miller

Sunday, December 15th
“Are You the One?”

Isaiah 35:1-10, Matthew 11:2-11
8:30 a.m. – Early Worship Service
9:30 a.m.—Sunday School for all ages
10:30 a.m.—Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
Rev. Mitch Miller

Wednesday, December 18th
6:00 p.m.
Christmas Dinner

Food and Fellowship have always been one of Santa Fe’s strengths.  The annual Christmas dinner has always been at the top of the list.   Remember to come have dinner with your Santa Fe Church family and enjoy the program.

Sunday, December 22nd
“Risk & Reward”
Matthew 1:18-25
11:00 a.m.
One service only

“A Festival of Lessons and Carols “
Chancel Choir and Chamber Orchestra
Rev. Mitch Miller

Join us for a special worship service featuring both Scripture and Music.  Traditional carols, Anthems, contemporary Christmas songs will be intermingled with the traditional Scripture readings of the season.

 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Caroling

Meet at the church before going caroling then pizza together afterwards.

 

Tuesday December 24th
“Why We Rejoice”
Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14

5:00 p.m.
Family Service
Rev. Mitch Miller

This service will be a Celebration of Christ’s Birth for the whole family, it will include a special telling of the Nativity Story, Candle Light singing, the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and birthday cake served by the children at the end of the service.

 11:00 p.m.
“Why We Rejoice”
Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14
Christmas Eve Vigil with
Chancel Ensemble
Rev. Mitch Miller

This service will resemble a more traditional intimate candle light service with the Lord’s Supper as we prepare and await the arrival of Christmas Day and the celebrate the entrance of Light of the World with the birth of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, December 29th
“Opening Presence”
Isaiah 63:7-9; Hebrews 2:10-18
10:40  Christmas Brunch
11:00 a.m. Worship and Love Feast
Rev. Laurel Hall

Just as the early church gathered to break bread when they worshiped, so shall we in the midst of the holiday season.  We will begin serving breakfast after Sunday School approximately 10:40.  As we gather in fellowship around the table eating our breakfast, we will begin our casual worship service based on the traditional Moravian Love F east.