Christmas worship schedule 2014

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Detail of the Nativity window in the Trinity sanctuary. Photo by Jim Kroneman

Information about worship at Trinity for the upcoming holiday season:

Thursday, December 18
The Longest Night/Blue Christmas
6 p.m. – Healing Service

Sunday, December 21
4th Sunday in Advent
9:15 a.m. – Holy Communion
No Sunday School
10:30 a.m. −Dedication of Solar Panels

Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve
4:00 p.m. – Family Service / Holy Communion
9:30 p.m. – Musical Prelude (Choirs and Bells)
10 p.m. – Candlelight Service / Holy Communion

Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day
10 a.m. – Christmas Carol Liturgy / Holy Communion
No evening Weekday Worship

Sunday, December 28
First Sunday of Christmas
9:15 a.m. – Service of Lessons and Carols
No Sunday School

Thursday, January 1
No evening Weekday Worship

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Concert December 13

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
$10 for adults, $5 for children/students

The Choral Arts Society Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Mark Bloedow, with the Ringing Badgers hand bell ensemble, will present a concert at Trinity on the evening of December 13. The program will include the “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi and “Christmas Day” by Gustav Holst, as well as other holiday favorites and several carols sung with the audience. Tickets are available at Orange Tree Imports, at the door, or from Deana Hipke, a member of the chorale. The Choral Arts Society Chorale was started by our friend Rod Witte after his retirement from teaching music at LaFollette High School in Madison. http://www.choralartsmadison.org/.

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You are welcome here!

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Trinity Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation that celebrates our unity as God’s people. We welcome the participation of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, political persuasions, physical and mental abilities, educational backgrounds, marital or partnered status, and economic conditions—all  who want to join in community to honor God and be of service to others. Trinity is a place for all people to shine in their own unique gifts.

For more information about the Reconciling in Christ program, go to http://www.reconcilingworks.org/.

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Coats for Dane County Jail Ministry

People who enter jail in the spring, summer or fall may be released in the winter, and the only clothes they have are the ones they wore when they were incarcerated. To help ensure that people don’t freeze in this weather, please check your closets for extra-large or larger coats to donate. We will collect donations at church and make sure they get to the people who need them. Thanks!

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Volunteer opportunity

On Wednesday, December 17 from 5:30-8 p.m., the Canopy Center will host their annual holiday party for participants in their F.U.N. (Families United Network) program. If you would like to help, volunteers are welcome! They also would appreciate donations of food for this event. Items needed are: stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, other veggie dishes, dinner rolls, desserts, salads, cranberries, cheese and crackers, veggie tray with dip, and Juicy Juice. Please bring your donations to church no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 and leave them in the kitchen in Fellowship Hall. Include a note with your name, a description of what you brought, and any instructions for heating or chilling. Thank you! If you have questions, please contact Pastor Sue or Donna Fox.

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Lessons and carols for Advent

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:00pm

Midvale Community Lutheran Church, Madison

Musicians and participants from several congregations (including Trinity) in south-central Wisconsin are preparing a special Advent experience that will bring our hearts to the Bethlehem of Jesus’ birth as well as to the Bethlehem of today. The program is presented by Bright Stars of Bethlehem in support of Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem, Palestine. Experience hope and share it with those who live in Jesus’ birthplace!

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