Bells and a birthday party! On the third Sunday of Advent we celebrate two St. Matthew traditions. IntergeneRingers will be performing a sweet lullaby of “Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine” by Jason Krug. He is known for thinking outside the box when composing and always brings an interesting twist and turn to traditional hymns that keep both the ringers and congregation engaged and wanting more.
“The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came” arranged by Joel Raney will support the sermon title of "Do Not Be Afraid!" and will be presented by the Chancel Ringers. Most people view angels as "angelic" or "radiant" or "heavenly." All these words describe angels as pleasant beings. But regardless of how beautiful we think they are, having an ethereal or celestial being show up by your bedside as the Virgin Mary experienced would frighten anyone to "kingdom come."
The children will begin their celebration of the birth of Jesus during Sunday School, which is held at the same time as the Worship Service. Following Worship and Sunday School, everyone enjoys birthday cake during the Birthday Party for Jesus celebration in fellowship hall.
Nursery care is provided.
Contact the church office at 630.665.1236 or www.stmatthewucc.org for more information.