Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at Deep River Congregational Church


5:30 p.m.  The annual Deep River Christmas Pageant will return this year on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m.   Again our youth will act out the Christmas story portraying the characters of the Nativity while we hear the lessons and sing the carols of Christmas as a congregation.  The pageant will be live-streamed.

8:00 p.m.  The annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held this year at 8:00 p.m. in the Deep River Congregational Church.   The service will feature special Christmas carols, and a Christmas Eve sermon by Rev. Tim Haut.  As usual, we will end the service with the singing of "Silent Night" and the lighting of individual candles held by everyone in the congregation.   We will carry our lights out into the world as a symbol of Christ's love for us.   The service will be live-streamed so that it may be viewed later in the evening or on Christmas Day.

10:00 a.m. Christmas Morning  Family Christmas Day Worship.  Wear your pajamas and enjoy cookies and coffee during worship!  Merry Christmas!


 

This Sunday
Second Sunday of Advent
Sacrament of Holy Communion
December 4, 2022

Welcome to the Deep River Congregational Church!   There is an early service at 8:30 a.m. and a full service with choir at 10:00 a.m.  The 10:00 a.m. service is live-streamed.  We are so glad to have you worship with us, whether it is in person or tuning in on your computers or smart phone!

All are invited to come early for worship before each Advent service to sing Christmas Carols together before the services begin:  8:20 & 9:45 a.m.!!

This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent.  The Scripture readings are Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; and Matthew 3:1-12.  Rev. Timothy Haut will lead the service, and the sermon title is “Just a Stump.” We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. If you are watching the service from home, you may wish to have some symbols of the bread and cup available so that you can partake of them at the proper place in the Communion service.   Mark & Teresa Connell  (8:30) and Karen & Frank Vradenburgh (10:00) will light the Second Candle on the Advent Wreath, the Candle of Peace.   Kathy King will be our Lay Reader and Art Christianson and Dave Baucum will be our Ushers.  We will sing the following Hymns together:  “Once in Royal David’s City” (#250); “Star Child” (#2095);“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” (#626, v. 1-2); and “In the Bleak Midwinter” (#221).