Work of the People (Advent)

Nov. 27, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023

Advent is a season of waiting and expectation, of embracing the tension and difficulty of promises that are not yet fulfilled. This Advent, we continue our theme of liturgy, worship, and church life being the work of the people.

Message line-up:

Pastor Scott Austin

As people who want to be prepared for Jesus to show up, our first order of business is to make sure we are not asleep when he gets here. What does it mean to be fully awake to God’s presence and work?

Matthew 3:1-12; Romans 15:4-13
Pastor Scott Austin

The prophets of Israel and the apostles of the Church spoke of the work of the messiah as integrated: inclusive of groups typically left on the margins. Christ’s fulfillment of these words crossed boundaries of all kinds, giving us a faith of integrity and wholeness.

Pastor Scott Austin

From the sensational imagery of the prophet Isaiah to the miraculous healings of Jesus, the Kingdom of God is a spectacle. But what do we do when real life does not seem to fit that description? James tells us: be patient.


Our kids' Christmas Pageant returns this year during our Sunday service, December 18th. All are invited to join us for our pint sized nativity with angels and shepherds, singing, and story telling. You won’t want to miss it.

Christmas Eve
Pastor Scott Austin

Join us at Artisan for one, or both, of our Christmas Eve services. At 4pm and 6pm on Christmas Eve, we will gather for our nativity liturgy to celebrate the birth of Jesus in joyful worship: Christmas hymns led by a full band, candlelight, a homily, and Communion. ASL Interpreting available at the 4pm service. Zoom available for the 6pm service. All are welcome, including family and neighborhood visitors!

No service Sunday, December 25

There will be no Sunday service on Christmas day. Merry Christmas everyone!

No service Sunday, January 1

Join us for a New Years Day brunch and family board games in place of our Sunday Service. Bring a brunchy dish and a game to play.

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