This year’s Advent theme is The Colors of Christmas. For each Sunday in the Advent season, we will explore the meaning of a ‘color of Christmas’. Join us for Worship at 10 a.m., in person or online, as we celebrate the season of Christ’s birth.
Purple begins our Colors of Christmas theme as a symbol of royalty. We are beginning our season of waiting for Christ the King. John the Baptizer calls us to Prepare the Way.
(Luke 3: 3-6)
Zechariah was struck mute unable to sing or speak during his season of waiting. For some, the season lights are blue with sorrow even while awaiting the joy of new life.
(Luke 1: 5-21)
Green reminds us that All the Earth is awaiting a savior too. “When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.”
(Psalm 140: 30)
Some traditions have a pink candle along with three purple ones in their advent wreath. The pink one is to symbolize Mary and her song of hope.
Christmas Eve at Saint Paul
A worship experience for the whole family includes traditional carols led by our musicians. All children join in processional to lead the congregation in viewing multi-cultural Madonna images and sing, “Some Children See Him.” Service concludes with “Silent Night” by candlelight.
Our Chancel Choir leads our traditional carols in this service and gifts us with two anthems accompanied by guest instrumentalists. Go forth from this service with candlelight “Silent Night.”