• on November 25, 2022

How do Lutherans Celebrate Advent

Advent is the first season in the church year, comprising the four weeks before Christmas. The word “Advent” comes from the Latin, “to come,” and the church has observed Advent as weeks of preparation since the fifth century with themes of watchfulness, preparation, and hope infusing this season. Together we both anticipate the celebration of God’s coming in the form of the Christ child and the final coming of Christ in the time to come. Blue or purple is the appointed color for the season.

Lutheran churches observe Advent in numerous ways. At St. Timothy, we will light the advent wreath during the four weeks of Advent, adding one new candle each week. Beginning November 30, 2022, we will also hold a midweek worship service following a light supper on Wednesdays; supper begins at 5:45 pm and the service begins at 6:30 pm.  On December 4, 2022 beginning at 9:15 am, All are invited to our family Advent Event – we will learn about Advent with crafts, food, and so much more!

The community is also invited to join us for a German-language Advent service at 6 pm on December 11th.  We are happy this service is back after several years of Covid!  Also on December 11th, we will hold our cookie walk and go Christmas caroling at various assisted living facilities in the Sumner County area.  And on December 18th at 6 pm, come and see the Christmas story unfold on big screen video while it is sung by the St. Timothy Choir in Founders Hall. Bring a dessert to share!  Finally, on Christmas Day we will hold a Service of Readings and Carols at 10:30am. If you are able, please join us for a joyous celebration of Jesus’ birth comprised of scripture readings and LOTS of Christmas music!

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