This Sunday marks the third week of Advent and the theme of this week is joy. Traditionally, on this Sunday we hear Jesus’ mother Mary sing the Magnificat found in Luke 1:46-56 or we hear the voice of Isaiah proclaiming that God’s the whole of creation will be overcome with joy in Isaiah 35:1-2. Historically, on the Third Sunday of Advent churches would hold elaborate feasts to celebrate together the coming of Christ.

Well, we won’t have a feast this Sunday, but we a feast of opportunities for us to gather together, to celebrate, and to prepare our hearts for Christmas. I hope you will make worship, celebration, and contemplation a part of your rhythm this season.

Here’s a schedule of events happening at Pittman Park that you are invited to enjoy and experience:

Sunday, December 11

9am & 11am – Worship

3pm – 5pm Parsonage Open House
912 Monarch Circle

Wednesday, December 14

5pm – Communion in the Chapel

5:30pm – Christmas Casserole Celebration at Open Table

Friday, December 16

7pm – Jingle Jam Variety Show Presented By Our Youth

Sunday, December 18

9am & 11am Worship

5pm – Service of Lessons and Carols

Saturday, December 24

12pm – Quiet Christmas Communion Worship

5pm & 7pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

Sunday, December 25

11am – Casual Christmas Day Worship

Sunday, January 1

11am – New Year’s Day Worship

There’s so much to do in this season, it’s my hope that you will find time to pause and experience joy this Christmas. That you will have your hearts and minds readied to welcome Christ into our world and into our hearts once more.

God bless,
Jonathan Smith
For Jesus. For People. For Community.