Similarly, we recognize the Advent season as another important time of preparation as we ready our hearts for the coming of Christ our Savior (Rescuer). We begin the Advent season each year with a “Hanging o’ the Green” service and move to Christmas during the four sundays of Advent. We also celebrate with a family-oriented service on Christmas Eve.
Valuing the history of Christian worship can add deeper meaning to how we worship God. We adhere to certain portions of the ancient liturgical calendar. For example, we celebrate Ash Wednesday and honor the preparatory season of Lent. We also emphasize Holy Week with Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in addition to an annual Easter morning Sunrise service.
Other special services include All Saint’s Day, Christ the King Sunday and the more recent additions of Veteran’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Promotion Sunday, Baptism Sundays and other special days are also part of our church calendar.