Celebrate Christmas with OTCC!
A Note from Pastor Phil:
Dear OTCC Family,
Happy Christmas to you and yours! I am really glad that you have chosen to make OTCC a part of your 2020 Christmas. Our Christmas series theme this year is titled A Weary World Rejoices, which is a phrase from the classic Christmas carol, O Holy Night. Each message in this series will be based on a biblical text that gives depth and meaning to some of the lyrics.
I think we would all agree that our world is indeed weary as we close out 2020. As Christians we know that the hope, love, joy and peace of Jesus are just the gifts our weary world needs. It is my hope and prayer that God will use this special song and series to draw you closer to the side of Jesus this Christmas.
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn,
November 29—A thrill of hope (Advent Hope)
December 6—His law is love and his gospel is peace (Advent Peace)
December 13—Sweet hymns of joy (Advent Joy)
December 20—And the soul felt its worth (Advent Love)
December 24—The weary world rejoices (Christmas Eve)
December 25—For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn (Christmas Day)
P.S. Watch the video below to hear the fascinating backstory of O Holy Night.
Learn more about opportunities for fellowship throughout this Advent season:
Gifts for Our Neighbors
Help us this Christmas season as we collect donations of new pillows, stocking caps, and deodorant for our neighbors in our Open Table ministry and for the Carpenter’s Shelter, serving members of our community experiencing homelessness. These gifts can be brought to our building between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on December 24th during our socially distanced Christmas Eve communion and musical meditation or can be dropped off at the church throughout the month of December. To schedule an appointment for a socially-distanced drop-off, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, click here to give (select Open Table) and items will be purchased to benefit Carpenter’s Shelter and Open Table.
Christmas Eve Communion and Musical Meditation
December 24, 10 AM – 1 PM | Sanctuary
Receive communion and enjoy beautiful live Christmas music. This event is socially distanced with a limited capacity to promote the safety of our community. Please reserve a time slot in advance by clicking here.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24, 5:30 PM | Zoom
The weary world rejoices! Join us for a virtual candlelight service and fellowship. Bring your candles! Join the service by clicking here. Phone Option: Call 646-558-8656 & enter meeting ID 272 831 2612.