Warm greetings in Christ’s name from
Eusebia Presbyterian Church.
Bienvenidos, amigos latinos, a Eusebia Iglesia Presbiteriana.
Eusebia is a historic, small, but welcoming congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Do visit us. And consider becoming a member of our friendly church family. Here you may come as you are — even with your worst doubts and hardest questions – to learn, seek spiritual renewal, and make friends in a Christian setting. You’ll find helpful information as you visit our services of worship and/or other programs. Our Sunday services are weekly, 10:45 a.m., with Holy Communion, always open to all the baptized regardless of Christian denomination, each first Sunday and at special times in the Christian calendar.
You’ll also learn about some of the ministries associated with this church. Please note that our buildings are fully accessible to the physically challenged. “Eusebia” means “Reverence to the Most High God and to His Son, Jesus Christ.” Early settlers, mainly Ulster-Scots from Ireland via northeastern American colonial port cities, or North Carolina or Virginia, chose this name in 1786 for their congregation, carved from the western Appalachian wilderness, and with early buildings nestled, as is today’s neo-Gothic edifice, in a valley in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains. Thank you for visiting our website.
JILL MAKES GLORIOUS BANNER FOR ADVENT
On the First Sunday of Advent, with special procession, as we sang “O Come, O Come, Emman- uel,” boys and girls of the congregation bore it, with accompanying processional candles, crafted by Jill’s husband Lester, down the aisle, as we dedicated this beautiful statement of faith. It will adorn the chancel of Eusebia throughout Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (January 6), along with our Chrismon Tree, that members adorned with symbols of Jesus Christ.
Bring your friends and family as, in the events listed below, we experience together the living Christ of Christmas! (Photos courtesy of LeRoy Paulsen)
First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2013- Holy Communion;“Shaking the Junkyard Blues” (Isaiah 2:1-5).
Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 15- Traditional SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS(133-years old in 2013) with Eusebia Singers, soloists, instrumentalists, congregational Advent hymns & Christmas carols.
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 22- “When Christmas HURTS” (Matthew 1:18-25).
CHRISTMAS EVE HOLY COMMUNION, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m. (Beautiful Christmas music begins at 5:30.) “The Hurry of Christmas” (Luke 2:1-20). Gospel read in nave. Closing candle-lighting in darkened sanctuary and “Silent Night.”
First Sunday after Christmas Day, Dec. 29- Guest leader of worship and preacher the Rev. Harold O’Bannon. “Messianic Hope” (I Peter 4:7-11). We continue our joyful celebration of the Nativity.