Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017
4:45 pm – Christmas Eve Music, led by Phinney’s youth
5:00 pm – Holy Communion Family Service. Leading the proclamation of the good news of Jesus’ birth are the children’s Choirs and the Youth Choir
10:30 pm – Christmas Eve Music, led by the Chancel Choir
11:00 pm – Christmas Eve Festival Holy Communion. The story of the Nativity surrounded by candlelight and carols, echoing the word of the prophet: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. On them light has shined.”
Monday, December 25, 2017
11:00 am – Christmas Day Holy Communion. The Nativity of our Lord is celebrated around word and meal.
September-May: 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
June-August: 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
Worship is central to our lives and all that we do at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church. We welcome and encourage you to join us as we praise the God who created us, gives us new life in Christ, and is with us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our worship is enriched by the participation of the community, find out how you can part of worship.
Word, Bath, Meal
At the center of our faith stands the Word of God. We believe, teach and preach from this dynamic revelation of God’s presence with us – ancient words for a contemporary age. In our community of faith the Scriptures are understood as the authoritative Word from God and the interpreted Word for a changing, questioning, hungering world.
Entrance into the community of faith comes as it has throughout the ages, through the cleansing bath of Holy Baptism. In the center of our worship stands a filled font, into which water is poured with each baptismal remembrance. Like the bloodlines that unite relatives, we believe that the “waterlines” of this sacrament bind us together in a community of faith with both gifts and responsibilities for those who would follow Jesus.
Holy Communion is celebrated at every service, every Sunday. We welcome all who believe in the power of the Risen Christ and who find in the sacrament our Lord’s presence for the forgiveness of sins and the renewal of life.
Everyone is welcome at the table. It is Christ’s feast and the invitation comes from him, not from us.
While our communion celebrations vary according to service and season, they are always reverent, inclusive, and grounded in the hope of Christ that the Scriptures promise.
At PRLC we do not expect little ones to sit still and be quiet during worship services. We invite you to grab a book or two from the library or a busy bag from the Narthex and bring the whole bustling family to worship together. However, for our smallest members (from birth to 5 years old) nursery care is also available on the 300 Level, down the hall from the Sanctuary, during Sunday morning services, meetings of The WAY, and during Bread for the Journey on Wednesday evenings. In addition to a paid attendant, the nursery is staffed by adult and youth volunteers. Questions regarding childcare for specific services? Contact the church office for more information, 206-783-2350.