Christmas at Apostles
Join us as we celebrate the greatest gift ever given - Jesus Christ. His birth changed everything forever because God himself became like us and dwelt among us. Through Jesus we can know the God who made us, loves us and came to rescue us. As we remember and retell this powerful true story of Jesus coming, we celebrate with hope, joy and gratitude.
Caroling in the Heights
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
6:30-7:30pm // Gather in Apostles parking lot // Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies
Christmas Eve Play and Candlelight Service
Monday, December 24
3:45pm Pre-Service Concert Sing-Along // featuring the Apostles Praise Band
4:00pm Christmas Play and Candlelight Worship // All children 4+ are invited to pick up a costume at the door and participate in the play. Nursery care is provide for children under 4. Cocoa, Coffee and Cookies after worship.
First Sunday of Christmas
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
10:00am Worship with Communion
Advent at Apostles
Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas and it’s been celebrated in the church since the fourth century. The word Advent from the Latin word adventus meaning arrival, coming or appearance. If Christmas is about the gift of Jesus, and feasting, and celebrating then Advent is about preparing to receive the gift, about our hunger, about waiting. It’s a season marked by reflection, preparation, longing and expectation.
Throughout Advent we are asking the Spirit to prepare our hearts for Christmas. Our sermon series will focus on the opening words from the Gospel of John, ““And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” We’ve also created a daily online devotional that includes prayers, reflections written by members of Apostles, and reflection questions for adults and children.
Dec 2 Advent One: Christ is the Word
Dec 9 Advent Two: Christ is Truth
Dec 16 Advent Three: Lessons & Carols + Love Teacher Gift Wrapping
Youth Christmas Party: 4-6pm
Dec 18 Christmas Party: 7-9pm at 3850 Del Monte
Dec 21 Caroling in the Heights: 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 23 Advent Four: Christ is Grace