at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Advent and Christmas

What are you looking for?

Carols and cards, lights and lawn ornaments, wreaths and ribbons, snowmen, Santas, reindeer, elves, and sales! The Commercialization of Christmas is. . . upon us! “God help us every one!”

As you think about what’s left to get done before the big day, perhaps there’s something God wants to show you, something more to Christmas that He wants you to ponder. Perhaps it’s time to stop, breathe, and take another look at the story.

Four Services | 4:00, 6:00, 7:30 and 9:00

4:00 Interactive Family Worship

Come and sing familiar carols you love at Christmastime.

The service will also includes a Christmas Eve experience, “Angel, Angel, what do you see?” Children will be drawn into the Christmas narrative hearing from characters who witnessed the birth of Jesus! Every family goes home with a special  keepsake.

6:00 Traditional Candlelight

7:30 Contemporary
See below for more info.

9:00 Traditional Candlelight with Holy Communion

Contemporary Services | 2 Nights

Away In A Manger is a Christmas Experience that incorporates video vignettes and Contemporary Christmas music to tell the Christmas story. We will hear from Isaiah, who foretold Jesus’ birth, and people who had encounters with Jesus: Mary, Joseph, a Wise Man, and a Shepherd. From the beginning, people have been “Looking for God to Show Up.” He did, in a manger in Bethlehem – and in our hearts!

Saturday, December 21 @ 5:30 p.m.
Our regularly scheduled Saturday night service will be this service in the Gym. Includes contemporary Christmas music and candlelight.

Christmas Eve @ 7:30 p.m.
Includes contemporary Christmas music and candlelight in the Gym.

Christmas Morning

10:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

Wednesday Nights | December 4, 11 and 18

Family Advent Experience 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Bring your children before Advent services for some activity time together. You will create something special to help you reveal the real meaning of Christmas to your child and create a Christmas memory. The Family Advent Experience will lead into the Worship Service at 6:30.

Advent Worship 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Holy Cross is excited about a new family-friendly worship experience with a devotional approach to the Advent season.

Message Application/Adult Discussion
There will be an opportunity to meet in the Crossing to talk about devotion topics immediately following the service each week. Discussion will last around 30 minutes and include three main questions to aid in applying the message to your faith journey during the Advent season.