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Advent 2022

Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things from me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from those who fear him from generation to generation. (Luke 1:48b-50)

Despite the challenges and vulnerability she faced, Mary could glimpse the scale and scope of the good news she was part of bringing forth in the birth of Jesus! This good news transcends time and space.

From Generation to Generation…reminds us of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and stories are interconnected and woven together. The work of God is always unfolding in and through us. 

This Advent season, how will we carry it forth? 

Join us in worship and intergenerational small groups, no matter what your age.

From Generation to Generation: An Intergenerational Art Advent

Each Sunday in Advent, we’re offering an Intergenerational Art Experience in our Children’s Parlor and Art Space, 10:15-11:00 am. This is for ALL ages, whether or not you have children of your own at St. Paul’s.

These *activities will relate to the theme in each of our worship services. We encourage the sharing among people of different ages!

Please let us know that you would like to join! Click here to pre-register.

  • December 11: We can choose a better way. Blooming Wire Sculptures
  • December 18: We see God in each other. Imago Dei Luminaries

*Materials subject to change.

A New Jerusalem Arise! Christmas with St. Paul's 2022

Sunday, December 18 - 9:00 am

Join us in celebrating the Christmas season this year as we share Christmas with St. Paul’s: A New Jerusalem, Arise!, a musical worship service featuring our Carillonneurs (Hand Bell Ensemble), Men’s Ensemble, Sanctuary Choir, and some incredible guest musicians. This joyous offering will be full of incredible music celebrating the arrival of Christ, and will detail a future free from tears, hatred, and injustice, and provides a vision of a renewed and redeemed earth! No 11:15 am worship in the Wesley Center.

Christmas Eve Worship

Saturday, December 24, 2022

  • Family Friendly Traditional Service | 2:00 pm - Children of all ages enter into the Christmas nativity through song and story.
  • Christmas Eve Vespers | 5:00 pm - A casual service with Christmas music, prayer, readings, and a brief reflection. 
  • Family Friendly Traditional Service | 8:00 pm - A traditional service for all generations with music from our Sanctuary Choir.

Christmas Day Worship

Sunday, December 25, 2022 - 9:00 am

Come as you are on Christmas Day morning! We’ll welcome you to our English service at 9:00 am, filled with special gifts of song, story, and extra time for passing the peace among us all. Or, join the joy of worshipping with African Nationals at 12:30 pm, Rev. Daniel Niyonzima leading! No 11:15 am worship in the Wesley Center.

    St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    1340 3rd Ave SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403


    Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday | 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Friday | 8:00 am -12:00 pm 


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