SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSICAL EVENT - Sunday, December 19 – 4:00 pm
A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Based on the service begun at King’s College, Cambridge, in 1918, the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the story of the promise of a Messiah, and the birth of Jesus through a series of Scripture readings, carols, hymns, choral anthems, and solos.
The choirs of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church and Littlefield Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Charles Miller, will present this inspirational service on Sunday afternoon, December 19, at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary. The service will include familiar carols and cherished Christmas music. Members of both congregations will serve as readers.
Plan to attend and invite family and friends to join you.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Friday, December 24 – 5:00 and 11:00 pm
Cherry Hill Church will hold two Christmas Eve services at 5:00 and 11:00 pm. Each service will include special music, beloved carols, and the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight. Please join us for worship on this holy night.
OUTDOOR CAROL SING
December 24 – 4:30 – 4:50 pm
A new addition to our Christmas Eve schedule this year will be an outdoor carol sing on the front steps of the sanctuary. Charles Miller will lead a 20 minute carol sing prior to the 5:00 service. Don an extra sweater or scarf and come and join us! Please note: in the event of rain, the carol sing will not be held!
ADVENT STUDY: THE GIFT OF NEW HOPE
Monday afternoons – 3:00 pm
November 29 – December 20
This Advent, our Monday afternoon study group will explore the texts for Advent using the book, The Gift of New Hope, by Christopher L. Webber. This book invites participants to explore their longing for God’s presence through a study of the lectionary Bible readings for Advent and Christmas. Each week’s scriptures call us to praise God as we actively await the coming of Christ and prepare our hearts and lives for his arrival. Through the readings, we hear the invitation to claim and celebrate the new hope we have in Jesus Christ. All are invited to join us in our study!
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DECEMBER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday, November 28 – First Sunday in Advent
Psalm 25, Luke 21:25-36
Sunday, December 5 – Second Sunday in Advent/Communion
Who Invited HIM to the Party?
Malachi 3:1-6, Luke 3:1-9
Sunday, December 12 – Third Sunday in Advent
‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly!
Sunday, December 19 – Fourth Sunday in Advent
Luke 1:26-38, 46-56
Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
The Song of the Angels
Luke 2: 1-20
Sunday, December 26
My Favorite Christmas Special as a Child
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – Nancy Bass, CRE
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – Rev. Mark Phillips