SO WHAT IS BEING OFFERED ON
CHRISTMAS EVE THIS YEAR?
We’ve been asked that a lot, understandably. These are strange times!
As of the printing of this newsletter, it certainly appears we, unfortunately, will not be back to in-person worship by the time we reach Christmas. If that should change, woohoo!, and we will change our plans accordingly and let you know! But as for now, we are doing what we can to still make this important celebration meaningful and accessible.
Please note, with all these plans, we are looking for several volunteers to help in a variety of ways! Please consider stepping up to help in making our Christmas Eve plans possible. Like that very first Christmas, our circumstances may not be ideal, but God, nevertheless shows up to be among us!
CHRISTMAS EVE IN A BARN
From the Pederson barn to the comforts of your home, we are planning on offering our yearly barn service ONLINE, available all day on Christmas Eve day! The service will include all the usual trimmings including animals, the Nativity story told with characters, an assortment of favorite carols and special music. Just turn down your thermostat, sit on a lumpy cushion and you’ll swear you are there!
For this service we will need people to play the parts of:
Ideally, for virus protection, we would ask Mary, Joseph and shepherds to all be from one family and angels to be from another. We also need someone to help with costumes. Please contact the church office if interested. We will record this service sometime BEFORE Dec. 24th.
DRIVE-IN LIVING NATIVITY with CAROLS & PRAYERS!
In the spirit of our awesome Easter parking lot service, we are inviting you to come to Living Waters on Christmas Eve for a special parking lot Christmas experience.
Our traditional Living Nativity, complete with animals and characters, will be waiting and ready for you to drive by and stop and take a picture or two if you’d like (from inside the car,) after which you’ll be directed to park for a brief time of some carol singing, hearing the Christmas story told and prayers offered.
Two times to choose from! No reservations necessary! The carols, reading and prayers will last no more than 30 minutes. Please join us!
We are looking for quite a bit of help in pulling off these 2 parking lot events! We need:
A CREW TO SET UP THE NATIVITY
PARKING LOT ATTENDANTS for 4pm and 5:30pm
LIVING NATIVITY CHARACTERS for 4pm and 5:30pm…Mary, Joseph and Angel(s) (from the same family)
2 Shepherds (from the same family)
3 Wisemen (from the same family)
SOMEONE TO HELP WITH COSTUMES at 4pm and 5:30pm
DECORATION TEAM to help with Christmas light displays,
We’re really going to lean on our volunteers to make these special events possible. Please consider helping! Call the church office and let us know what you’re willing to do! THANKS!
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