Christmas is Coming!

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,

I’m grateful for Journey to Bethlehem and all the ways our church has pulled together to adapt it so that people could see it. Overheard: A child raising his arms triumphantly as his car left, saying, “Jesus was a BABY!!” and many, many thank yous. So….thank you to Margaret and her very large team of helpers—let’s get ready to enjoy Weekend #2!

Check out our website for our (many) Christmas Eve options this year. Whether you need an online experience, or you want to gather outdoors to pray and sing Silent Night together, we hope you’ll join us, and SHARE with friends so that we can share the light of Christ with even more people in this time when it is needed more than ever.

Christmas Eve Services – Thursday, December 24, 2020
Join us to celebrate the Light of the World on Christmas Eve. There are four opportunities to worship:

  1. 4 p.m. Family Worship Service
    “Do Not Be Afraid,” a Christmas story
    Join the watch party from the comfort of your home. Online via Facebook, YouTube, or the Glen Mar website.
  2. 7 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service
    Online and in-person – Limited attendance, reservations required (socially distanced, masks required)
    Or watch the live-streamed service online from the comfort of your home.
  3. 8:30 p.m. Prayers and Silent Night
    Outdoor 20-minute service; in-person only. Reservations required.
  4. 11 p.m. Fireside Vespers, Communion & Prayers
    Tune in from home via Zoom (online only). Register to receive the link.

Registration is required to attend the in-person and Zoom services. Sign up below by noon on Dec. 22 and include the names of family members attending (for in-person) so that accurate assignments can be provided.


How to Join Us Online
To access online services at 4, 7, or 8:30 p.m. on December 24, click here or watch via Facebook or YouTube.
For the 11 p.m. Zoom service, please sign up.

What to Expect for In-Person Services
Please be seated in your assigned seats and be ready to worship 15 minutes prior to the service. Childcare will not be provided, but children are welcome to stay with you in worship.
In-person participants are required to wear masks. Please stay home if 1) you are not feeling well or 2) you have had close household contact with someone who has a known or suspected case of COVID-19 or 3) you have tested positive for COVID-19. If you test positive, you can attend worship if you have since tested negative or 10 days have passed and you have been without symptoms for at least 72 ours.

See you “in Church,”
Pastor Mandy

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