Last updated: November 19. 2013 10:34AM - 503 Views
By Michael Zimmerman

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Everyone is invited to a “Hanging of the Greens” service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg on the first Sunday in Advent, Dec. 1.

This dramatic service begins in silence and darkness as those in attendance await the “Light of Christ,” symbolizing Christ’s coming into a world of darkness 2,000 years ago and into the darkness of our hearts today. Once the Christ Candle is in place, there are readings explaining the history of all our favorite symbols of Christmas, congregational singing of carols and special music.

By the end of the service the sanctuary is dressed in its Christmas finery and hearts are prepared to celebrate the true meaning of the season. This is the fourth year for Trinity to offer this beautiful service as a Christmas gift to the community.

The “Hanging of the Greens” is a wonderful family event with opportunities during the service for children to come forward to help decorate the tree and participate in the lighting of the Advent Candle.

The service, which begins at 7 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour, will be preceded by a holiday meal in the multi-purpose room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The menu will consist of ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, a roll and dessert. There is no charge, but donations will be gladly accepted to cover the cost of the meal. Pre-service music will be presented in the sanctuary from 6:30 -7 p.m. by local musicians.

The church is located at 511 North Commerce Street directly across the street from Tri-County North Schools. Parking is available on both the Commerce Street side and the Main Street side of the building with the multi-purpose building located on the west, or Main Street side. For more information or directions, you may call the church office at 962-2741.

Everyone is welcome. Dress is casual.

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