In Loving Memory of Rev. Nancy Moore

The following message from Pastor Moore was her last communication to the members of Trinity before she passed away unexpectedly on November 22. We know she is now looking down on her "flock" from up above. May she rest securely in the arms of her Lord and Savior.

December 2023

As we move into December, we begin the Season of Advent. Advent is a season of the church that leads us into the season of Christmas. Advent is filled with hope and anticipation ... anticipation as we prepare our homes, our church and many other special spaces in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! The chancel area of the sanctuary will once again be adorned in blue, the liturgical color representing the Advent season.

With that being said, there are some important dates to remember in December. Here are some dates to keep in mind:

December 08, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. – Christmas Tree Decorating in the Sanctuary. This year we will, once again, have two Christmas trees, and each will be decorated with symbols of Christ known as the Chrismons. Historically, the Chrismons came to be in 1957, and the designs were monograms and symbols of our Lord Jesus Christ from New Testament times.

December 10, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. – The Sunday School Christmas Program with Lessons and Carols under the direction of our Minister of Music, Alex Haggerty. Grades 3-6 will be ringing Christmas hymns on the chimes. Our confirmands will be narrating the lessons and the congregation will be singing the hymn with each lesson. Sunday School children in PreK- Grade 2 will be participating in a special way.

December 24, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. – The 4th Sunday of Advent. The 4th candle of the Advent wreath will be lit as we prepare for Christmas Eve that evening. We will hear the story of the angel Gabriel visiting Mary telling her she will bring Jesus the Savior into the world. (Please note: There will be no Holy Communion at this service.)

December 24, 2023:
6:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Family Service
with Holy Communion and a family message
9:00 p.m. – Traditional Candlelight Service with Holy Communion and singing of Silent Night as we pass the light of Christ throughout the congregation
At both of these services, we will enjoy Christmas music under the direction of our Minister of Music by our choirs.

As you will recall, our Advent Wreath holds four blue candles of hope and one white candle in the center, which has come to be known as the Christ candle. We will light one blue candle each Sunday in Advent and on Christmas Eve, we light all four blue candles encircling the center and most important candle, symbolizing Christ, our Savior, breaking into the world.

And so, as the Advent and Christmas seasons come before us for yet another year, may we hold dear the true meaning of these seasons, both in preparation and hope and in the celebration of the arrival of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

May our holidays be safe, joyful and a bit brighter knowing our God is one of deep compassion and love for a suffering world. From the Moore household to you and yours: may the hope of Advent and the holy blessing of Jesus fill your hearts with peace this season.

The Reverend Nancy L. Moore, Pastor

Service Schedule

Sunday Worship

9:30 AM

First Saturday of the Month

4:00 PM

Sunday School

10:45 AM

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