Advent & Christmas 2019

Regardless of your personal faith journey, the Christmas Season is an undeniable invitation to be filled with spirit. This means different things to different people, but we believe it means joy, family, friends, community and love to most. Advent and Christmas at Good Shepherd will fill you with prayer and joy again this year. It begins with our traditional Yuletide Concert. Then, join us mid-month for Advent Lessons & Carols and Centering Prayer. We wrap it all up with a big festive bow with two Candlelight Services and Brunch. Come and share the joy and the community experience of worship at Good Shepherd Church this Christmas season.

Sundays Dec 1, 8, 15 and 22
9 am Worship, followed by fellowship and light refreshments, with delicious Fair-Trade coffee!

Friday, Dec 6
Yuletide Concert – 7 pm… Click on that link for all the delightful details.

Wednesday, Dec 11
Advent Lessons & Carols – 7 pm – This traditional service offers a time for reflection on the anticipated birth of Jesus through Scripture readings, the singing of carols, and a homily.

Saturday, Dec 14
Centering Prayer – 8:30 am – All are welcome to a group meditation with Bible passage discussion following. No meditation experience required.

Saturday, Dec 21
Bethlehem Simulcast Service – 8:30 am – Good Shepherd is pleased to join with Ascension Lutheran, South Burlington, in a special bilingual simulcast worship service held at the Washington National Cathedral and the Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Palestine. The worship service is preceded by a free breakfast, including delicious Palestinian specialties and coffee. Learn more…

Saturday, Dec 21
Ecumenical Food Shelf – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – The Ecumenical Food Shelf grocery store is opened to community residents. Fresh, canned, and frozen foods are offered. Snacks are available as people gather. Help is welcome for sandwich preparation, distribution and clean-up.

Family Candlelight Service – 4:30 pm – Children from the Sunday School lead worship and present the story of Jesus’ birth through story and song in Good Shepherd’s Christmas pageant. Enjoy carol singing and good cheer for all ages.

Candlelight Service – 9:00 pm – This beautiful Christmas Eve service with Holy Communion celebrates the good news of Christmas with candlelight, choral anthems, and carols.

Sunday, Dec 29
Christmas Lessons & Carols – 9:00 am – This traditional festive service celebrates the birth of Jesus through a series of Bible readings interspersed with carol singing. Holy Communion is celebrated, and a Holiday Brunch for all follows. | (802) 899-3932 | Jericho, Vermont

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – 273 Vt Route 15 – PO Box 495 – Jericho, VT 05465

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