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Pastor Leslie shows you one way to make an Advent Wreath for your home.
Items Available for Pick-Up/Delivery
  1. Supplies to make your own Advent Wreath
  2. Advent calendars from ELCA World Hunger
  3. Daily Advent Devotional written by various voices within the VA Synod or click here to download
  4. "God With Us" study for Adult Sunday School during Advent or download at https://tinyurl.com/adventstudy2020
  5. ELCA Good Gifts Catalogs or shop online at www.goodgifts.elca.org
  6. Communion Kits (wine and grape juice kits are available)
Note: Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9:15am-12:15pm.  The Office will be CLOSED Nov 26th & 27th. If you need items delivered, please contact the Office [757-420-4704].
Online Resources to use at Home
click buttons below
Home Advent Wreath Prayers
Advent Wreath Worksheet
Reverse Advent Calendar (Service Project)
Celebrate St. Nicholas Day (Dec 6) at home
Christmas Tree Blessing
Lutheran World Federation Song of the Day
Advent Calendar/Nativity Set from Augsburg Fortress

Build your very own nativity scene during the days leading up to Christmas with this ingenious Advent calendar designed by Italian illustrator and paper designer Agostino Traini. The calendar unfolds to become a diorama, and each day from December 1 to 25 has a different figure that can be placed in the scene, from shepherds and animals to Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. A bonus figure on December 26 keeps the holiday celebration going, and continues the story beyond the day of Jesus's birth.

Perfect for the whole family to use together, The Birth of Jesus Advent Calendar is designed to be re-usable, so you and your kids can keep enjoying it for years to come.

Click here to order online. Use promo code ADVENT40 to get 40% off plus free shipping on this delightful resource!

Advent Special Events
Advent Adult Sunday School
Sundays (Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, & 20) at 8:30am
 
Pick up a paper copy of the study at church or download at https://tinyurl.com/adventstudy2020.

To join via the Zoom app on your smartphone/tablet/computer click the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/984794689?pwd=dEx0N3FDa055WFNQQTV5UFFyOUc5QT09 (Passcode: Grace).

To join via a regular phone, call 646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 984 794 689 and Passcode: 546963.
Blessing of the Creches
Sunday, November 29th during the 9:45am Worship Service on Zoom

Have your nativity set (or just a couple of pieces) near by and ready to show on camera.
Midweek Advent Worship
Wednesdays (Dec 2, 9, 16, & 23) at 7pm

The holiday season can stir deep emotions within each of us. Many children greet the advent of Christmas with joy and excitement, whereas those who have lost loved ones during the past year may find great sadness in the very same event. Thankfully, our God meets us wherever we are, both physically and emotionally. This Advent series gives voice to the complex situations and emotions with which we greet the coming Messiah and uses the reactions of those who first received the news of Jesus’ birth (Zechariah, Joseph, Mary, and the shepherds) to do so. These services acknowledge responses of fear, confusion, doubt, and curiosity, while the coming of Jesus promises comfort and joy for all of us.
 
To join via the Zoom app on your smartphone/tablet/computer click the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/621600567?pwd=OHhzWUFIc0FIQit0MjN5c0lEclNtQT09 (Passcode: Grace).

To join via a regular phone, call 646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 621 600 567 and Passcode: 672531.
Women’s Christmas Lunch
Saturday, December 5th, Noon-2pm


All Women of Grace Lutheran Church are invited to the Annual Christmas Ladies Lunch: Home Edition. Order in or make your own festive lunch! Join us for fellowship and a good time. A grand prize will be awarded and delivered to you contactless. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Debbie Dougherty.

To join via the Zoom app on your smartphone/tablet/computer click the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83814808224?pwd=ZUtjK1N3S0tySkFuYjdnNVdHZGNFZz09 (Passcode: Grace).

To join via a regular phone, call 646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 838 1480 8224 and Passcode: 780131.
Hanging of the Greens/Men's Group
Saturday, December 12th at 8am

Even though we will not be having in-person worship for Christmas Eve, Pastor Leslie will be leading worship from the sanctuary, so we would like to put up at least some of our normal decorations. Please join us in you can during Men’s Group (all are welcome) in December to help us adorn the sanctuary! We will begin with a potluck breakfast at 8am. Masks are required.
Children's Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 20th at 11am

Tune in to watch the Children's Christmas Pageant to kick off your celebration of Christmas!

To join via the Zoom app on your smartphone/tablet/computer click the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/984794689?pwd=dEx0N3FDa055WFNQQTV5UFFyOUc5QT09 (Passcode: Grace).

To join via a regular phone, call 646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 984 794 689 and Passcode: 546963.
A Service of Lament & Hope
Monday, December 21st at 7pm


To join via the Zoom app on your smartphone/tablet/computer click the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84457171645?pwd=UGpFSVhYQkhyZHVYMzhGTm8vWmZidz09  (Passcode: Grace).

To join via a regular phone, call 646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 844 5717 1645 and Passcode: 224192.
Christmas Eve Worship
Thursday, December 24th

5pm ~ Family Christmas Eve Worship
7pm ~ Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship
 
Both services will be on Zoom.
The 5pm worship service will be geared towards families with small children, but anyone is welcome to participate!
The 7pm worship service will be more like the Christmas Eve Worship Service we usually hold. Handheld candles will be available for pickup the week before Christmas; stay tuned for more information.
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