Advent and Christmas

Star Child: A Cosmic Christmas

If you are new to Advent and wonder what it means…or if Advent has long been part of the Christmas season for you…

Think of the Christmas story, a story of waiting for the birth of Jesus. It is an intersection of the cosmic and the earthy, with angelic choirs and newly risen stars meeting shepherds in the field and a newborn baby. The story lifts up our eyes in wonder, and trains us to see the ordinary stuff of life as filled with divine presence.

Take a moment to pause amidst all of the stress and busyness of our lives…the unrelenting 24-hour news cycle…the concerns we have about our lives and those we love.

Let yourself marvel at the beauty and miracle of this four-week season of waiting and wonder. Our messages for this time:

Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

–Though he was in the form of God, he did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.

–In the beginning was the Word … And the Word became flesh and lived among us.

–Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Join us for worship, whether in person or as part of our growing virtual community.

Remember that you are a Star Child and that you were born, and always will be, a child of God.


Christmas Weekend Services

Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24:
“Star Child” Christmas Pageant at 4:30 p.m.
All children are invited to join the pageant!

Christmas Message and Carols at 7 p.m.
Featuring the St. Mark Chancel Choir
with candle lighting

Stars and Angels Sing Together at 9 p.m.
Featuring St. Mark’s Synerjazz musicians and vocalists with carols and candle lighting

No worship on Christmas Day
Regular worship resumes at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 26