ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SEASON

Christmas Pageant and Brunch 2012

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December 1      Advent I           Communion

Advent Reading – Isaiah 2:1-5

Romans 13:11-14

Matthew 24:36-44

Sermon – “What Gets Us Closer”

 

Christmas

for Kids

Sun.—Dec. 1—10am

    Our children will meet with “Mrs. B” and her teachers, 10am at the EducationBuilding to do lessons and crafts about the Christmas Story and traditions. 

 

 

December 8      Advent II          Congregational Meeting

                        Advent Reading – Isaiah 11:1-10

                        Psalter – Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

                        Romans 15:4-13

                        Matthew 3:1-12

                        “Open Door Policy”

 

December 15    Advent III         Pageant

   This time of year is never complete without the Annual Christmas Pageant at the Old Stone Church.  Featuring the children of the community, it is always a special treat hearing the children depict in words, actions, and song… the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Then join us afterwards at Fellowship Hall for a

Christmas Continental Breakfast.

                        Advent Reading – Isaiah 35:1-10

                        Psalter – Psalm 146:5-10

                        James 5:7-10

                        Matthew 11:2-11

                        Sermon – “Expectations: Part I”

 

December 22    Advent IV

Advent Reading – Isaiah 9:2-7

                        Psalter – Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19

                        Romans 1:1-7

                        Matthew 1:18-25

                        Sermon – “Expectations: Part II”

 

2 pm—Christmas Carols, Songs and Anthems

 

   Do you enjoy the music of the Christmas season but don’t get  much of an opportunity to sing out? Plan to join your neighbors in the Saddle River Valley, Rockland County, and members of the Saddle River Reformed Church as we present our second annual Community Christmas Carol Sing.

   Experience the joyful music of Christmastide as sung by the choir of the Old Stone Church, led by Director of Music, Rozanne Sullivan, featuring renowned soprano Justyna Giermola, and singer/guitarist Rebecca Abma. Audience members will join in the Christmas Carols.

 Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

 

December 24    Christmas Eve

5:00 pm

Family Christmas Worship

   Join together with your whole family to sing Carols and hear the Christmas Story.  You will also hear about the real St. Nicholas and about the Gifts he brought to the children in the Netherlands and New Amsterdam… and he will have left some for your children and grandchildren as well.

11:00 pm

Candlelight Communion Worship

   For over two centuries, families of the Saddle River Valley have welcomed Christmas Day in the early American sanctuary that would become known as the Old Stone Church.  Join in the carols. Listen to the choir under the direction of  Rozanne Sullivan. Hear the Good News brought to the world in the birth of Jesus.  The message by Pastor Robert W. Fretz is “Welcome Him.”  The Communion is open to all Christian traditions.

                        Christmas Reading – Isaiah 9:2-7

                        Psalter – Psalm 96

                        Titus 2:11-14

                        Luke 2:1-20

                        Sermon – “Welcome Him”

 

December 29    Christmas I

                        Christmas Reading – Isaiah 63:7-9

                        Psalter – 148

                        Hebrews 2:10-18

                     Matthew 2:13-23

                        Sermon – “And Now the Rest of the Story…”

 

December 2013 Newsletter   

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