Decorating for Advent & Christmas

Christmas Decorating 2017 3

The people of MLLC have been working hard to decorate for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.  It takes time, love and energy to make this all come together.  Thankfully, we have these to share in abundance.  We had elementary, junior high, senior high youth working on this, as well as various adults up into their 90s.  It is such a joy to see all generations working together on a project. Thank you to all who gave of their time to decorate the church, both inside and outside.  There are still some small details to prepare, and these will be ready for Sunday.

Here are some photos of the work which has been done by the crew of youth and adults:

 

 

Advent begins this Sunday, December 3, which is the latest it can start.  Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas Day.  The Sundays of Advent are December 3, 10, 17 and 24.  We gather for worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  We also gather for worship on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. – this month that is on December 9 and 23.

Some special items of note for these Sundays:

December 10 – Children’s Christmas Program and Brunch

All are invited to the meal following worship.  This is a pot luck meal, with main dish soups provided by the Christian Education Committee. Even if you do not have a child in the program we invite you to enjoy the fellowship and food

 

December 17 – Carol Service

This annual tradition provides an opportunity for various people in the congregation to share their musical gifts and talents during worship.  Contact the church office soon so we can include your musical presentation.  Singers, choirs, musicians, musical groups and the like will offer Advent and Christmas music during worship.  All are invited and welcome to worship the Lord and to enjoy the music on this special day.

 

Advent Wednesday Services

All are welcome as we will celebrate the Season of Advent with our partner church, Waldeck Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The church is located at 6915 Waldeck Church Lane, Ledbetter, TX 78946 – this is about 6 miles south of Ledbetter at the corner of FM 2145 and FM 1291.

Schedule of Wednesday Services

Wednesdays – December 6, 13, and 20

Worship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meal.

 

Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve – worship at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 24, Christmas Day – worship at 10:00 a.m.

Setting Up the Christmas Tree Part 1

Christmas Tree 2014 set up more work

On Sunday, November 30, after worship a team of volunteers set up our Christmas Tree. We are very thankful for their dedicated service.   This was part 1 of a two part process.  We invite you to participate in part 2 of this process.  On Monday, December 1, starting at 6 p.m., we will hang the Chrismons for the tree.  These were made following patterns suggested and offered by the originators of Chrismons (click this link for more information from the official web site of Chrismons).

Refreshments and food for all will be provided by the Mary Group Circle.  Please plan on staying to enjoy the fellowship.

 

Here are some of the Chrismons which were carefully wrapped for storage since last year.

Christmas Tree 2014 set up Crismon detail

 

Here are some photos of our crew setting up the tree and preparing the lights.

Christmas Tree 2014 set up lights on tree

Christmas Tree 2014 set up ladders

Christmas Tree 2014 set up tree top

Our Olive Wood Nativity Set will be ready for set up as well.

Christmas Tree 2014 set up olive wood box

Christmas Tree 2014 set up olive wood inside

Our pulpit is moved to a back corner to make room for the tree and Nativity scene.

Christmas Tree 2014 set up pulpit

Here is the finished product of the work on Sunday.  Remember, we will complete the work on Monday, December 1, starting at 6:00 p.m.  You are invited to come and participate.  Food and refreshments will be provided by the Mary Group Circle.

Christmas Tree 2014 set up lights turned on

 

Thank you again to all who gave of their time to get this tree prepared for decorating.