All St. Timothy youth- from Sunday School to High School– are invited to participate in our Shadow Nativity mini-pageant held during our 4:30 pm Christmas Eve worship. The group will act out the Christmas Story behind a white backdrop illuminated from behind. This is perfect for children who may feel a bit shy acting in front of a large audience. We need actors, narrators, and carolers! Practices will be held after 9:30 worship on December 4th, 11th, and 18th. Interested? Contact the Church office TODAY!
Shadow Nativity: A fun way to share the Christmas story but, we need actors, narrators, and carolers!
This year’s Christmas Pageant will take place during the 4:30 Christmas Eve Family Service.
Saint Timothy Youth will act out the Christmas Story behind a white backdrop illuminated from behind.
This is perfect for children who may feel a bit shy acting in front of a large audience.
There are many ways for children to be involved! Practices will be held after 9:30 worship on December 4th, 11th, and 18th.
Contact the office if your children would like to act in the Shadow Nativity.
“Fling Wide the Door” (ELW 259)
“Fling wide the door!” The opening lines from
our hymn paint a picture of exuberant, radical
welcome. There is no hesitation as if opening the
door by just a crack to see who might be ringing
the doorbell. The writer is joyfully and fully opening
the house, town, or perhaps even their heart to
receive the beloved guest. We can only do that in
a state of unconditional love and trust of the one
who is arriving. As I work with people, leaders, and
congregations, it isn’t uncommon that I sense a
hesitancy in opening the door to Jesus, a concern
that one might be seen as weak, or wrong, or less
intelligent if they lean into their faith and trust
this mysterious relationship. As you imagine the
opportunity to welcome Jesus into your home or
community, how would you open the door?
Jesus, you welcome us fully into your kingdom and
your presence. As we prepare for your arrival, may we
find ways to learn about you, lean into your hopes for
humankind, and open the door widely to welcome all
that you have to offer us. Amen.
Devotion Reproduced from 2022 Advent Devotional | Luther Seminary | Fling Wide the Door
Dawn Alitz ’09 Ph.D.
Director of Coaching and Events
Professor of Systematic Theology
Jessi LeClear Vachta ’14 M.A.
Director of Enrollment Services
James L. Boyce ’71 M.Div.
Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Greek
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