If you tune in to one of the local radio stations over the coming week you may hear Rev. Ellis providing a Christmas greeting. You can find the radio ad on 93.3 MyFM and 107.9 Classic Rock. The ad features a playful take on the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’.
Be sure to join us for worship on December 17, where you will hear the St. Andrew’s Choir offer the cantata Joy! during worship.
We will mark the Fourth Sunday of Advent on Sunday December 24 @ 10:30am worship service.
Then we invite you to please join us on Christmas Eve where we will feature two services of worship.
Christmas Eve – Family Service @ 4:30pm
This service is designed for families and young children. There will be an opportunity to dress up as characters from the nativity story. The children will help bring the story to life! Add in some favourite carols and this service will make the right start to your families Christmas.
Christmas Eve – Evening Service @ 7:00pm
The evening service provides an opportunity to contemplate the birth of Jesus in our own modern times. We will enjoy special music and celebrate the birth of our Saviour, however we will do so while trying to understand the charge the birth of Jesus lays on our own lives.
If you’re too impatient to wait for the ad to play on radio, you can listen to it here.
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Radio Ad Script
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree. The song goes on counting those twelve days, the common theme on each day is the gift received from a true love.
Hello, I’m Rev. Neil Ellis, minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Cobourg. On behalf of the congregation I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
Christmas is a time when we give our loved one’s special gifts that we hope will bring joy. Long ago a child was born, this child was a gift to the world from God. For God so loved the world he gave his only son.
Please join us at St. Andrew’s on Christmas Eve as we celebrate a child’s birth. This year we have a service for families and children at 4:30 and another service at 7 where we contemplate our saviour’s birth during these troubling times.
Thank you and may the blessings of the season be with you and yours.