A Chrismon tree is an evergreen tree often placed in a church during the Christmas Season. The Chrismon tree was first used by North American Lutherans in 1957, although the practice has spread to other Christian denominations. As with the Christmas tree, the evergreen tree itself, for Christians, symbolizes the eternal life Jesus Christ provides. However, the Chrismon tree differs from the traditional Christmas tree in that it is decorated only with clear lights and Chrismons made from white and gold material.
The Chrismon tree is adorned with Chrismons, “ancient symbols for Christ or some part of Christ’s ministry”. Because many symbols of the Chrismon tree direct our attention to the nature and ultimate work of Christ, they can be helpful in calling attention to Advent themes.
We hope that the beautiful decorations in the sanctuary cause your heart to meditate on the true meaning of Christmas. The next time you walk through the sanctuary take a closer look at the ornaments on the tree and think of the meaning behind each one.
Thank you Flower Committee for serving your church family!
Greetings from the Ruth Class. During the fall quarter we have been studying the minor prophets of Old Testament scripture. We will begin study on the coming of Jesus our Savior on December 4th. Our study will focus on the book of John. Come join us as we study this beloved gospel together!
In October we enjoyed fellowship at Silver Bay Restaurant. We also celebrated with a birthday party for a dear class member currently residing in an assisted living facility.
We are truly thankful to God for blessings of our class members and our church family.
How thankful are you to God for all the ways He blesses you? Do you thank Him for your family, your friends, your health, your job, your material blessings, HIS creation, HIS gift of salvation, HIS presence in your life? There are so many ways He blesses our lives every day! What if God took from us all the things we don’t express thanks for? What would you have left? Let’s choose to be thankful every day!
Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things… Psalm 103:1-5 (NLT)