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December 19 – Beyond the Christmas Card – An Advent of Good Enough (Week 4): Mary and Elizabeth

Dec 15, 2021 | Worship

You are invited into this worship experience for the week of Sunday,
December 19.

Mary is scared and worried for what this news of carrying Jesus will mean for her and for the world around her. She needs a good confidant, and so she turns to her relative Elizabeth. In the tough times, we are taught to turn to family. This is a space where the Christmas card remains true — family is a great place to turn in times of trial. But the family we turn to does not have to be by blood alone. Seeing our family as church, as community, as a binding together of people across the divides opens the door for the kinds of support and mutuality we need to grow in our faith and our discovery of who we are.

We all need people in our lives that can be family for us, whether by blood or by connection.

This Sunday morning we will celebrate one morning worship at 10am in Doe Fellowship Hall. It is time for our annual Christmas Orchestra and we are ready to welcome 24 amazing instrumentalists to help lead us in worship. This worship time will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Our Sunday evening worship will be at 5pm as usual, followed by a Christmas pageant presented by the Herndon UMC children.

No matter where you worship from, you are encouraged to add your voice to prayers and songs and stand as you are able.  There is a Bulletin  to help you experience worship.  It includes links and information to help you be connected at Herndon UMC along with the order of worship for all three services.

Please note that our December 26 worship will be online only. You are invited to our 10am premier on YouTube or watch any time after that.

On January 2 we will return to our three opportunities to worship each Sunday: traditional worship in the Sanctuary at 9:30am, our modern, unplugged worship at 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall, and Relaxed Traditional, a traditional, casual worship in the sanctuary at 5:00pm. The 9:30 worship is livestreamed on YouTube and herndonumc.org. This week we will be livestreaming our 10am service. 

 

Nursery care is available for infants and young children during the Sunday worship services.  If you have questions about the Nursery, contact mallory@herndonumc.org.

As always, we want to stay connected and are a community of prayer.  Glory sightings and prayer concerns may be shared by text, in the chat, through this online form, or at any time by email to prayerchain@herndonumc.org.

If you are new or looking to get more connected or learn more about Herndon UMC, please email welcome@herndonumc.org or complete this online form.  You are welcome here and we would love to grow in a Spirit-filled relationship with you. 

10 am Sunday | Worship with Christmas Orchestra in the Doe Fellowship Hall

& Livestream on YouTube

Decmber 19 only, a time of traditional worship with music, hymns, elements of liturgy with a great message in the Herndon UMC Fellowship Hall, featuring our Annual Christmas Orchestra.

Everyone is asked to maintain social distancing.  Please wear your mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

A bulletin for this service is in the Herndon UMC App. Get the app (iOS and Android).  The bulletin may also be downloaded above, when available.

Prayers may be texted to 571-306-0540 or emailed to prayerchain@herndonumc.org.

5:00 pm Sunday | Relaxed Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

A traditional, casual worship experience starting with a hymn sing with other music and a great message. Communion is served weekly.

Everyone is asked to maintain social distancing.  Please wear your mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

A bulletin for this service is also in the Herndon UMC App. Get the app (iOS and Android). The bulletin may also be downloaded above, when available.

Prayers may be texted to 571-306-0540 or emailed to prayerchain@herndonumc.org.

Caring for Refugees

Caring for Refugees
Donate Food | Give Money | Serve

Herndon UMC continues to serve and share God’s love in community.  November brings the annual LINK Toy Drive and Angel Tree (look for it this week). Our next food delivery for Afghan refugees takes place in late November, and December 5 is the first dinner for the the Hypothermia Shelter.  We are also offering a Giving Tuesday campaign to support area students, teachers, and staff.

Your donations make all that possible.  Donations may be given online via Pushpay.com/g/herndonumc, through PayPal.me/herndonumc, through the Herndon UMC app, or maybe mailed to Herndon UMC at 701 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170.  If you would like pre-addressed envelopes, please contact julie@herndonumc.org.

KIDS CLUB is available at 9:30am!
Worship Tools are available at 11am and 5pm.

The mission of Herndon UMC is to serve and share God’s Love in community.

 

The vision of Herndon UMC is to live the teachings of Jesus so that everyone may know God’s Love and grow in Spirit-filled relationships.

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