Advent & Christmas at King of Glory

Welcome the Season | Resources for Advent & Christmas

This Advent season we will follow the theme of “Welcome” for Advent and Christmas. We will invite you to Welcome the Season with an Advent and Christmas bag full of resources and activities that will be available to all beginning November 21.

It will include:

  • a daily word to ponder through Advent and a hymn for each of the 12 days of Christmas.
  • A simple Advent wreath and devotion so that you can participate in welcoming the light each Sunday.
  • Guideposts Advent Devotional.
  • A caroling book.
  • A special bag for Christmas Eve that will include candles and communion for 2 (additional items can be added upon request), plus a few surprises.

We hope that everyone will take advantage of these wonderful gifts as we welcome the season!

Welcome the Light | The Advent Wreath

One of the best-known customs for the season is the Advent wreath. The wreath and winter candle-lighting in the midst of growing darkness strengthen some of the Advent images found in the Bible. Whether you already had one, made one with us or use the simple wreath from the Advent bag we hope that you will light a candle each week as we “Welcome the Light”.

Christians use the wreath as a sign that Christ reaches into our time to lead us to the light of everlasting life. The four candles mark the progress of the four weeks of Advent and the growth of light, culminating in the lighting of the Christ candle on Christmas Eve as we welcome the child.

Welcome the Comfort | Blue Christmas Service

This is a service of remembrance and hope. It is a time when we can, in company with each other, acknowledge the sadness we feel at Christmas time. This is the time of the shortest day and longest night of the year, when memories of past experiences and the pain of present reality can become overwhelming. Recognizing that this is not a season of joy for everyone, in this service we will be invited to reflect on the pain, the loneliness, and the sorrow we may feel and offer it all to our great sign of hope, the Holy Child of Bethlehem. We pray that all of us will find hope and comfort in knowing that we are not alone.

This service will be livestreamed at the link below beginning at 7pm MST on Wednesday, December 8, and available to watch at anytime after that. We encourage you to share it with anyone you think would benefit from watching it.

November 28 | 1st Sunday in Advent

December 1 | Advent Craft Party and Fellowship

December 5 | 2nd Sunday in Advent

December 8 | Blue Christmas

Join us December 8 at 7pm,  in our second mid-week Advent event: Blue Christmas. This is a service of remembrance and hope. It is a time when we can, in company with each other, acknowledge the sadness we feel at Christmas time. This is the time of the shortest day and longest night of the year, when memories of past experiences and the pain of present reality can become overwhelming. Recognizing that this is not a season of joy for everyone, in this service we will be invited to reflect on the pain, the loneliness, and the sorrow we may feel and offer it all to our great sign of hope, the Holy Child of Bethlehem. We pray that all of us will find hope and comfort in knowing that we are not alone.

If you are not able to attend the service will be available online beginning December 9. We also encourage you to share it with loved ones who may be in need of it.

December 12 | 3rd Sunday in Advent

Special Youth Music Program at the 10:00 service: “The Christmas Lamb”

December 15 | Carol Sing and Hayrides

Join us December 15 at 7pm in our third and final mid-week Advent event: Carol Sing and Hayrides. Beginning at 7pm we will gather in the sanctuary and sing many of our favorite songs of the season followed by an optional hayride in the neighborhood – where continuing to carol will be encouraged!

December 19 | 4th Sunday in Advent

You are invited to our annual Choral Advent Festival: “Small Dancing Light” service today. 

December 24 | Christmas Eve

2:00pm | 4:00pm | 6:00pm | 10:00pm | Online

December 25 | Christmas Day

10:00am

December 26 & January 2 

10:00am

January 9 | Epiphany

*Children’s Epiphany Pageant