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Announcements for Sunday, 11 December 2022

Advent & Christmas Worship Schedule

Third Sunday of Advent • Gaudete Sunday

Sunday, December 11, 2022

10:00 a.m. In-Person and Online at Peace Lutheran Church

The term is derived from the Latin opening words of the introit antiphon, “Rejoice (Gaudete) in the Lord always.” The theme of the day expresses the joy of anticipation at the approach of the Christmas celebration.

Christmas Cantata • Little Lion, Little Lamb

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 305 E Smallwood Dr, Waldorf, MD 20602

Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

Concert is free but a donation of $10 per person would be greatly appreciated to help support the music program at GSUMC

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 18, 2022

10:00 a.m. In-Person and Online at Peace Lutheran Church

The Longest Night: A Service of Lament and Hope, Reaching Toward the Light

St Paul's Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.

The service will include holy communion.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion

Saturday, December 24, 2022 • Christmas Eve

6:00 p.m. In-Person and Online at Peace Lutheran Church

Lessons and Carols is a lovely worship experience built around nine lessons and nine carols that tell the story of creation and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Join us in singing familiar Christmas songs and hearing a special Children's message.

Nativity of Our Lord

Sunday, December 25, 2022 • Christmas Day

9:00 a.m. In-Person and Online at Peace Lutheran Church

As part of the Children's message on Christmas morning, children are invited to bring one of their gifts, such as a toy, for blessing.

Holy Name of Jesus

Sunday, January 1, 2023 • New Years Day

10:00 a.m. In-Person and Online at Peace Lutheran Church

By Jewish law, every baby boy was circumcised and named on the eighth day of life, so on the eighth day of Christmas the church celebrates this event in Jesus' life. The keeping of the covenant as well as Jesus' name are signs of God's salvation given to us through him.


Offering Envelopes for 2023!

For anyone who wants offering envelopes for 2023: Please call or email Bonnie or Glen Simpers if you want 2023 offering envelopes (301-843-2896; Please include the best way to contact you! We will use the 2022 envelopes and assign you a new id number to minimize costs. Please understand that the dates on the envelopes will be incorrect. Thanks!


Christmas Eve Choir

Everyone is welcome to join the "Christmas Eve Choir" and sing a carol or other holiday song together during worship on December 24th.

Rehearsing for Christmas Eve this Wednesday at 7:15 (following bell-choir)

"No commitment beyond Christmas Eve is being made, but if I do get some new faces, I'd like to know how often we'll be performing and rehearsing. How could we better coordinate our rehearsal and performance schedule with yours so that you may join us more frequently to sing?"

––Will Derr



We will meet on 12/1, 12/5, 12/15, 12/19 & 12/29 from 9 - 11 AM in rooms 4-5. We make 60” X 80” quilts that are given to people in need throughout the world.

There are a variety of tasks involved in making these quilts and Peace quilters are very welcoming teachers! No experience needed. Join us when you can!

If you are interested, contact Leah at

We are looking forward to making many fleece Chemo hats in January 2023!!!


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