On Wednesday the Memorial Presbyterian Church held its third week of Advent Tryst. Pictured is Karen Nelson, Advent Tryst Organizer, as she lights the Advent candles that symbolize fellowship in helping celebrate the birth of Christ by expressing Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. Photo by Mike Leckband
The Cherokee Memorial Presbyterian Church held its third Advent Tryst on Wednesday. Participating in the services with messages and music was Opal Pratt Wharton, who also spoke on the history of Christmas music.
The church originally began celebrating the Advent Tryst Service nearly 40 years ago. It has become a tradition in Cherokee. In recent years, the Methodist and Presbyterian women have joined together to make this the joyful event it is today.
Donated mittens, scarves and hats will adorn the Christmas tree. Monetary gifts are also appreciated. Julie Paulsen, the Cherokee School nurse, or her representative, will collect all on Dec. 23 during the last Advent Tryst. After this service, these items will be distributed to area school children. Pastor Missy Brown from First United Methodist Church in Aurelia will be the special guest.
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Opal Pratt Wharton is pictured at the Memorial Presbyterian Church playing delightful accordion music during the church's Advent Tryst. Wharton also spoke to all in attendance on the history of Christmas music. Photo by Mike Leckband
The Tryst services message is that worship, music, lighting Advent candles, and fellowship help the celebration of Christ's birth expressing Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.
Everyone is invited, In case of inclement weather, check for possible cancellations or call 225-2637 for more information.