Advent at Trinity Lutheran Church is our time to become more involved, more caught up in the meaning and the possibilities of life as a Christian community.
The vision of life that Advent gives us is a duel look at faith; it looks back to the first coming of Christ at Bethlehem, and it looks to the future when Christ will come again. In the interval between these two events we find meaning for our life as a Christian. When Christ left this earth, he did not abandon us. He remains with us in his Spirit, the Church, the sacraments, the Scriptures and each other. He lives in conjunction with us and keeps his vision of life before us.
That is the “greater significance” of Advent. In these few short weeks we take in the sweeping panorama of time — from Christ’s birth to his Second Coming. The season of Advent brings us the magnificent vision of life and hope for the future given to us by Christ.
At Trinity see the birthplace of Christ in a whole new way in “The Bright Star of Christmas” weekly Advent series. Each week in the series we will learn more about the little town where Jesus was born so long ago and what Jesus, who is the Bright Star of Bethlehem, reveals to us even today.
Come for the Advent evening services, by Pastor Tim Runtsch, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 and at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. On Tuesday, Dec. 24, the family service is at 7 p.m. and the traditional candlelight service is at 11 p.m.
It is a joyous time and Trinity’s Congregational Children’s Christmas Musical is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Come hear the story of Jesus’ birth in the words and songs of Trinity’s children in “The Christmas Cupcake.” Then continue the musical celebration with Trinity’s Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata, “A Simple Christmas,” by Lani Smith at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 22.
Don’t let the season run you over. Come and recharge and rejoice with the community at Trinity Lutheran church, all are welcome.