Advent 2019


ADVENT

Let every heart prepare Him room

  

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL

We encourage each family to pick up one copy of Covenant’s 2019 Advent Devotional, which will guide us through the season with daily scripture passages, reflections and more. Personal reflections from the Advent Devotional will be included in the Daily Devotional email, which is sent out every morning at 5 a.m. Subscribe here.

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Advent Hanging of the Green Covenant Presbyterian in Austin

HANGING OF THE GREEN

Sunday, Dec. 1   |   9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

At the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services, we share the memory and anticipation of Christ's coming, decorating the church with sybmols of life, joy and hope.

ADVENT FAMILY NIGHT AND CAROL SING

Wednesday, Dec. 4   |   5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

The Covenant family is invited to join together at Advent Family Night and Carol Sing on Wednesday, Dec. 4. At this intergenerational celebration, we will remember when God came down in Jesus to be with God's people. The activities will overlap throughout the evening to provide space for all ages to interact and participate. Join us as we engage our hearts and minds while thinking about ways to bless those in the community. The schedule:

5 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner served; cookies and hot cocoa on patio; family activities (nativity photo booth, ornament making, gift-making for baby Jesus) in FE 200

6 - 7 p.m. - Carol Sing begins in FE 200 and continues onto the patio

6:30 - 7:15 p.m. - Carol sing continues on patio, Journey to Bethlehem marketplace and Prayer Labyrinth open for all ages to participate in Eaton Hall

Advent Family Night Covenant Presbyterian Church Austin Texas

SILENT ADVENT RETREAT 

Saturday, Dec. 7   |   Cedarbrake Retreat Center in Belton

The Silent Retreat is an extended time for individuals to seek to be alone with the Lord to listen, rest, and be transformed by God’s spirit. The retreat is open to ages 16 years and up. Cost is $10. 

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GRACENOTES CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Sunday, Dec. 8   |   4:00 p.m.   |   Sanctuary

The GraceNotes Ensemble with the Pro Musica Handbell Choir will present "Christmas is Coming," a concert of Advent and Christmas music, on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Covenant Sanctuary. Come, enjoy beautiful music from across the ages as we prepare for Christ's birth.

SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

Sunday, Dec. 15   |   All services

On Sunday, Dec. 15, Covenant will have a Service of Lessons and Carols in our morning church services. This service of scripture readings and songs covers the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus interspersed with congregational songs, musical meditations and prayer.

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES

Christmas Eve is Tuesday, Dec. 24. On that day, Covenant will have five services:

2:00 p.m. - Traditional Service with candles
4:00 p.m. - Service for children and families
5:00 p.m. - Contemporary Service in FE 200 with candles
8:30 p.m. - Traditional Service with choir and candles
10:30 p.m. - Traditional Service with candles, communion and a string quartet


Childcare is available for the 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. services. Shuttle service will run from 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. from the Texan Eye location.

Christmas Eve Services Covenant Presbyterian Church Austin Texas

Sunday Worship Times

Traditional Service
8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
11:05 a.m.
Fellowship Hall

Office Hours
Covenant Hall is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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