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Advent 2021

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Advent is the church’s annual observance during the four Sundays leading up to Christmas when we remember Christ’s first coming as a baby born into this world. In the Bible, Jesus is also referred to as Immanuel, which means “God with us."

Advent Devotional: Gospel in Life, one of our ministry partners, has put together a devotional series for this Advent season, featuring daily devotionals and weekly video reflections. Videos will feature content from Tim and Kathy Keller. Sign up here.

When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. — Matthew 2:10-11


Schedule

Sunday, November 28

Morning Worship Service
In person and online
10:30 a.m.

Preacher: Dr. Bruce O'Neil
Sermon: "From Tamar"
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-6, 16

While Advent officially begins on this Sunday, we began our Advent series early on November 7. You can watch the first few sermons here.

Note: Question and Response (Q&R) will not take place after service. Club 56 (for 5th and 6th graders) will not take place either.


Saturday, December 4

LSQ Women's Brunch
W83 Ministry Center
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We’re excited to invite you to our first official Women’s Ministry event of the ministry year! We’ll partake of delicious food, spend time getting to know each other, and prepare for the Christmas season with worship and reflection. We’ll also exchange gifts, so please bring an item you can’t live without, and wouldn’t want any of your church sisters to live without either. (Please keep gifts $25 and under.) We can’t wait to see you there!

Register


Sunday, December 5 

Morning Worship Service
In person and online
10:30 a.m.

Preacher: Dr. Michael Keller
Sermon: "From Mary"
Scripture: Matthew 1:1, 2, 15-16

Question and Response (Q&R) will take place after service.


Thursday, December 9

LSQ Christmas Party
W83 Ministry Center
7 to 9 p.m.

Join us for a festive night filled with eating, drinking, caroling and merrymaking! Oh, what fun!
Children's programming will be provided for nursery through sixth grade on the 3rd floor of W83. Casual or festive attire welcome. $5 per person / $10 max per family.

Register


Saturday, December 11

Artist Collective's Christmas Concert
Location: TBD
7 p.m.

The LSQ Artist Collective presents a very special evening of Christmas themed performances and presentations featuring LSQ's finest artists. This concert will be open to the public, so please start inviting your friends and family and neighbors and colleagues to the Christmas celebration. 

RSVP by emailing [email protected]


Sunday, December 12

Lessons and Carols Service
In person and online
10:30 a.m.

Preacher: Dr. Michael Keller
Scripture: Matthew 9:18-26

We encourage you to invite friends, neighbors and coworkers to attend this special service, featuring congregational carols, musical performances by our band, orchestra and choir as well as readings in languages from across the world.

Question and Response (Q&R) will take place after service. Childcare will be available for babies to pre-K only.


Saturday, December 18

"A Night in Bethlehem"
Franciscan Community Center
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For all families with LSQ Kids and Youth! We are so excited to transport you back in time to the bustling streets of Bethlehem! We'll send out further details as the event gets closer.

We're also in need of volunteers, so if you're not a parent of an LSQ Kid/Youth, but would like to participate, please sign up to serve.

Register Volunteer


Sunday, December 19

Morning Worship Service
In person and online
Time Change: 9 to 10 a.m.

Preacher: Dr. Michael Keller
Scripture: Matthew 2: 1-2, 11-12, 19-23

Due to another event happening, our service will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Question and Response (Q&R) nor Coffee Hour will take place after service.

Childcare will be available for babies to pre-K only.


Friday, December 24

Christmas Eve Service(s)

Redeemer East Side
Redeemer West Side


While we will not be holding our own Christmas Eve services this year, we encourage you to check out the service offerings at our sister Redeemer churches.


Serve

This Advent season, we have a number of opportunities to serve the city by supporting Hope for New York, our partner for mercy and justice outreach, and their annual Christmas outreach, His Toy Store, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

HFNY: His Toy Store