Advent Worship Schedule

Season of Advent

Worship Services | Reading Group | Advent Devotional


While January 1 marks the beginning of a new year, the Church’s calendar is organized by a different story and so begins with the season of Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas Day. Latin for “coming,” Advent is a season of waiting where we both remember Jesus’ first coming and expectantly wait for his second coming. We hope you’ll worship with us in person at Temple Israel or online through our YouTube Channel. Register for in-person worship service: main floor | balcony

With familiar carol songs and nativity story, our special Advent services make for a great opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor who may not attend church regularly or at all! Please see details below for Lessons & Carols and Christmas Eve services.


Worship Service Schedule

Sunday, November 28

Regular worship service
In-person
and online
Service time: 10:30 am

Sunday, December 5

Regular worship service
In-person and online
Service time: 10:30 am 

Sunday, December 12

Regular worship service
In-person
and online
Service time: 10:30 am

Sunday, December 19

Lessons & Carols services
In-person - Main floor
In- person - Balcony (social distancing)
Online
Service times: 9:45 am and 11:30 am*
Beloved carols and songs of joy and hope interspersed with readings of the Christmas story, featuring soloists, chamber choir and orchestra in excerpts from Vivaldi's beloved "Gloria," conducted by Music Director, Miriam Burns. 
* No elementary classes at the 11:30 am service.

Friday, December 24

Christmas Eve service
In-person
and online
Service time: 5:30 pm
Your favorite carols arranged by Music Director Rozz Morehead-Strebe and performed by the East Side worship band and choir.

Sunday, December 26

Regular worship service
In-person - Main floor
In-person - Balcony (social distancing)
Online

Service time: 10:30 am*
* No Children's classes offered. Cry Room will be open on 5th floor.

Sunday, January 2

Regular worship service
In-person and online
Service time: 10:30 am* 
* No Children's classes offered. Cry Room will be open on 5th floor.


Advent Reading Group

Register | Thursday, December 9 and 16 from 7 to 8 pm at Grand Central WeWork (virtual option available)
The Advent season is one of waiting with hope in contrast to a culture of busyness and consumerism. Join us to read and discuss selections from Fleming Rutledge's Advent and find new peace and purpose during the holiday season.


Advent Devotional

Our ministry partner, Gospel in Life, is offering a free 4-week devotional emailed daily during Advent. Each Sunday's email will include a video meditation and Q&A from Tim and Kathy Keller. Subscribe here.