You won’t want to miss December worship at Swift Presbyterian Church. Please join us as we anticipate and celebrate the birth of God’s greatest gift to the world, His Son Jesus Christ.
■ Dec. 1 is the first Sunday of Advent, and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper at both services by intinction. All are invited to the table.
■ On Dec. 15, we will have one worship service at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. We will start with traditional worship elements and then have our annual Christmas program, featuring music by our choirs and contributions by other talented members of the church family.
■ Our Christmas Eve service will be Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper by intinction, and light candles row by row as we all sing “Silent Night” just before the service ends. Also on this evening, we will have a little gift for our children in fourth grade and younger who are in attendance. Numbers are limited, and older children will get them, too, if there are enough.
■ We hope everyone has a meaningful and happy Christmas Day. And please remember that celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is the true reason for the season.
■ Dec. 29 is the first Sunday of Christmas. Pastor Jody Beth will preach in Pastor Keith’s absence.
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New Year’s Day is on Wednesday this year, and our church family and visitors will gather for first worship, first communion, and first meal. It will start at 9 a.m. in the historic chapel and we will move into the fellowship hall after the service for brunch.
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November brought us All Saints Sunday, when we remembered people close to us who departed this earthly realm during the past year, and Christ the King Sunday, the last worship service of the church year.
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Please let me know if you or your child would like to volunteer as a worship helper — on a regular schedule or on an occasional basis. This includes people to serve as acolytes, greeters/ushers, nursery attendants and leaders for “time with the children.” And there are always opportunities to help with a few small tasks.