Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Eve Worship Times & Themes

St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 1300 W Benjamin Avenue in Norfolk, Nebraska, invites you to attend one, two, or all three Christmas eve worship services on Thursday, December 24, 2015.

An Illustrated Christmas kicks off the night of worship at 5 PM. All in attendance will be asked to picture yourself in the Christmas story by doodling, sketching, and sharing these images with the whole congregation. Highly interactive, using smartphones, tablets, and good ol' fashioned paper, this Christmas eve service will certainly "draw" a crowd! Candlelight & Holy Communion are also highlights of this worship service.

Festival of the Nativity continues our worship at 7 PM. This is a traditional candlelight and communion worship service as celebrated for many years at St John’s. The Christmas scriptures, sermon, hymns, and setting are both familiar and festive, as we gather and give thanks for the birth of Immanuel, God with us!

A Festival of Lessons & Carols concludes the evening at 9 PM. This worship service is both contemplative and celebratory. Seven readings of Christmas prophecy and scripture are interspersed with carols and special music. No sermon is preached. Candlelight and Communion are given with a sense of the wonder of the Word made flesh, as we celebrate the coming of the Christ child.

Everyone is invited and welcome to fully participate at St. John's this Christmas Eve. We look forward to having you join us!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

St. John's Christmas Cantata Dec. 19 & 20

St. John's 2015 Christmas Cantata features Treasury of Carols. This remarkable cantata is an essential compilation of beloved carols. Fully orchestrated and filled with variety, you will discover music for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.

The cantata will be held on Saturday, December 19, at 5 PM, and Sunday, December 20, at both 8:30 & 11 AM.

Everyone is invited to come, listen, worship, and enjoy! Bring your family & friends!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pictures from St. John's 2015 Sunday School Christmas Program

Follow The Star was held on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 5 p.m. at St. John's in Norfolk. Directed by Jolene Ziebell.
Posted by St. John's Lutheran Church, Norfolk, NE on Sunday, December 13, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sunday School Christmas Program Dec. 12 @ 5 PM

Join the children of St. John's as they present Follow the Star, the 2015 St. John's Sunday School Christmas Program on Saturday, December 12, at 5 p.m., during our regular worship service time. A reception will follow the program & worship.

Holy Communion WILL be offered at our 5 p.m. worship service, following the Christmas program.

Follow the Star is a fun and joyous reminder of why the "wise men" of the Christmas story sought after Christ and why we still do today! More commonly referred to as the "three wise men" or "three kings," the journey of the Magi is an amazing story of obedience, faith and worship. Join the fantastic story of these three companions as they set their sights on a bright star in the heavens that would ultimately lead them to the Christ-child, the King of all kings! Characters include: King Herod, a Page, Chief Priests, Melchior (Gold), Balthazar (Frankincense), Gaspar (Myrrh), Joseph, Mary, Caravan Servants, Shepherds, and Angels. Songs include: Follow the Star, We Three Kings, Out of the Bethlehem Sky, Adore Him, Carol Medley: Joy to the World/Hark! the Herald Angels Sing/Angels We Have Heard on High.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Announcements 12.13.2015

First Communion Classes in December

In the month of December, three First Communion confirmation class times will be made available for any baptized youth whose parents have discerned that their children are ready to receive the Lord’s Supper for the first time. These dates and times for class are December 2, 5-6pm; December 9, 2:30-3:30pm; & December 9, 5-6 pm. All classes will be held in the sanctuary.