Advent & Christmas Eve

Advent | December 2-23

Worship Events

Youth Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 9  | 8:30 & 10:30 am
Tim Hart-Andersen preaching
Gathered at Five, Sarah Brouwer preaching

Bethlehem Simulcast Service
Saturday, December 15 | 8:30 am CST
Watch the 12th annual simulcast livestream Christmas service from Westminster’s partner congregation, Christmas Lutheran Church, and Washington National Cathedral.

Christmas Quiet Worship
Saturday, December 15 | 9 am
Gather on a winter’s morning for words from Thomas Merton, quiet music, and familiar Scripture. Rev. Matthew Johnson leads worship.

Christmas Festival Sunday
Sunday, December 16 | 8:30 & 10:30 am
Tim Hart-Andersen preaching
Gathered at Five, Tim Hart-Andersen preaching

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 23 | 10:30 am
Tim Hart-Andersen preaching
Gathered at Five, Sarah Brouwer preaching

The Clearing
Wednesdays | 6 pm
We gather in Westminster Hall for a 30-minute, mid-week quiet worship.

Giving Opportunities

Gifts for Seniors
Remember isolated seniors with a gift this holiday season. Look for the blue gift donation barrel near the reception desk. Questions? Contact Angelique Kingsbury.

Gifts for Nicollet Square residents
We’re collecting Target and Amazon gift cards for Nicollet Square residents. Leave the gift cards at our reception desk marked “Nicollet Square” or send an Amazon eGift-card to Doris Wong. Want to bake two dozen cookies for the party? Please deliver to Westminster between December 16-18.

Celebrations

WestConnect Young Adult Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 5 | 6 pm
Join us at Sarah Brouwer’s for annual party and white elephant gift exchange.

Christmas Dinners
Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8
This annual tradition is back at Westminster! This year’s stage show is being written by Kym Longhi. She along with her husband, Jim Peitzman, and acting talent, Jim Tucker, will take the lead in presenting Mary’s Song, a touching mash-up of 1920s Minnesota Vaudeville and Tomie dePaola’s The Clown of God.

Women’s Annual Christmas Lunch and Awards
Wednesday, December 12 | 11:30 am
Join us for lunch, carols, an Advent devotion, and Presbyterian Women Lifetime Achievement Awards. Suggested donation is $10. RSVP to Deb Wagner by December 10.

Monday, December 24 | Christmas Eve Worship

4:00 pm | Pageant

A warm, informal worship service for children and families, led by readers and children and youth choirs, telling the story of Jesus’ birth with a Christmas tableau with church school students.

8:00 and 10:00 pm | Candlelight Services

Traditional and beautiful Christmas Eve candlelight services featuring the Westminster organ and adult choir, lessons of Scripture, and a brief meditation.

Livestream services here

Westminster Gallery | A Gospel Nativity

December 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019

The story of Christ’s birth is told differently by each of the Gospel writers. Matthew and Luke provide more comprehensive narratives while Mark and John say very little. This exhibition presents these stories in the form of a Bible illuminated with art from the Westminster Collection. As you read the text and engage with the art, you will discover what each author included and what was left for the others to tell.