Advent 2018 ~ Faces at the Manger
The Season of Advent points us toward the miracle of incarnation. In a dark time, Jesus was born among his people. Even now, we shine a light of hope and peace into the darkness of the world as we anticipate his return. Join us for this year’s Advent theme “Faces at the Manger.” We hope you will participate in many of the Advent offerings as we celebrate this holy season.
December 2 ~ First Sunday of Advent 9:00 & 11:15 am
~ Dean Lindsey, preaching ~ Mary “Surprise”
~ Adult Ed (10:15 am) ~ “What Are We Waiting For?” with Rev. Al Wilson
December 9 ~ Second Sunday of Advent 9:00 & 11:15 am
~ Dean Lindsey, preaching ~ Animals “Provide”
~ Adult Ed (10:15 am) ~ Offering by Dean Lindsey
December 16 ~ Third Sunday of Advent 9:00 & 11:15 am
~ Mike Ozaki, preaching ~ Joseph “Partner”
~ Adult Ed (10:15 am) ~ “What and Why is Bridge of Hope?” with Mike Ozaki
~ Candlelight Services ~ 4:00 and 7:00 pm ~ “Music of the Masters”
December 21 ~ “The Longest Night” Service
~ 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary ~ A service for those who are hurting this holiday season
December 23 ~ Fourth Sunday of Advent 9:00 & 11:15 am
~ Dean Lindsey, preaching ~ Shepherds “Protect”
~ Adult Ed (10:15 am) ~ “Micah: Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” with Rev. Sam Huffard
~ Sunday School Birthday Party for Jesus at 10:00 am in the Fireside Room for all Sunday
School classes, hosted by the Middle School Sunday School Class
The Angel Tree
The Angel Tree is our annual holiday opportunity for church members and friends to make gifts to local agencies and individuals in need. The Social Justice and Mission Team has collected wish lists from our many mission partners. Please visit the Angel Tree on the bridge through December 10 and choose a gift to make an individual or agency’s Christmas a little brighter (please return gifts by December 10). This has been a wonderful mission effort from our church family to the local community for many years. Detailed instructions are posted on the bridge.
Advent Organ Recitals
Join us for our Wednesday Advent Organ Recital Series at 12:15 pm in the Sanctuary followed by a light lunch in the Social Hall.
December 5 ~ Ned Wetherald, SCPC organist
“Ya Gotta Tocatta”
December 12 ~ Ned Wetherald, SCPC organist
December 19 ~ Gwen Catchen, organist at St.
Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Men's Covenant Group Advent Programs ~ December 6 and 13
The SCPC Men's Covenant Group is offering a special program over two Thursday nights during Advent this year.
We sometimes think of Advent as a time of waiting for the baby in the manger but this Advent we will draw inspiration from the three Magi, who saw signs in the night sky waiting for them to find a great discovery in Jerusalem, and ask ourselves, "What is waiting for me?"
On December 6, we will meet from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Millbrook Marsh Spring Creek Education Building (548 Puddintown Road; State College, PA 16801). Please bring a journal, a flashlight, a drum or other percussion instrument, and clothing appropriate for the weather.
On December 13, we will meet in the Social Hall at SCPC from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner and time for reflection during this Advent season.
For questions, please contact Brady Wassom at 814-769-0023 or Rob Huffard at 814-777-4079.
Christmas Candlelight Services ~ December 16
Join us for one of our traditional Christmas Candlelight Services on Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 or 7:00 pm. The Candlelight Choir and Orchestra present Music of the Masters for the Christmas season—Handel, Vivaldi, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Rutter and more. Childcare available at the 4:00 pm service.
Invite family, friends and neighbors to join us!
Christmas Eve Services ~ December 24
Join us for one of our evening services as we joyfully anticipate the birth of our Lord Jesus.
4:30 pm ~ a service with younger (pre-school) children in mind
7:00 pm ~ a family oriented service led by the LOGOS choirs — Childcare provided at 7:00 pm service only in Rooms 101 and 102
11:00 pm ~ a traditional service led by the Chancel Choir with lessons and carols, communion and the lighting of candles
Note: both the 7:00 and 11:00 pm services will include the lighting of candles (light sticks for our younger worshipers at 7:00 pm).
Out of the Cold
The mission of Out of the Cold: Centre County (OOTC³) is to provide the homeless in our community with warm and safe, overnight accommodations and nourishment within a welcoming atmosphere, as a supplemental option to locally established shelters. This year SCPC hosts OOTC for 2 weeks, December 17—30. Volunteers are needed.
State College Presbyterian Church
132 W. Beaver Ave
State College, PA 16801
Stay and Play Preschool
Sunday Schedule (Program Year September-May)
9:00 am - Worship Service
10:00 am - Sunday School for Children
10:00 am - Coffee Hour in Social Hall
10:15 am - Adult Education
10:15 am - Membership Opportunity
11:15 am - Worship Service
Summer Sunday Schedule
10:00 am - Worship Service
10:20 am - Summer Sunday School for
Children Age 4 - 3rd grade following
the children's message
11:15 am - Coffee Hour in Social Hall
11:15 am - Adult Ed (select Sundays)
11:15 am - Membership Opportunity