December 23, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Advent*
Worship at 8:45am and 10:00am
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” –Luke 1:46-55
Guest Preacher, Rev. Oden Warman, will be preaching at both services, “A Mary Christmas”
Scripture: Malachi 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46-55
Pray for our world (from the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle ): Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan
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Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24, 2018
4:30pm - Family Service centered around the 200th anniversary of the carol Silent Night. Includes our Young Singers of Faith as well as youth singers and worship leaders
7:30pm - Musical Prelude led by Stephen Czarkowski and friends, leading up to
8:00pm - A Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas, including our Chancel Choir, Bells of Faith, professional musicians, and our candle-lit singing of Silent Night.
Holy Grounds casual worship service at 8:45am in Rooms 205 & 206
Traditional worship service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary, with the Chancel Choir
Learning & Nursery
One-Room Sunday School for Kids: Preschool to 3rd Grade, at 10:00am (go to worship first). Children younger than three are welcome in our Nursery.
Children and Youth in grades 4-12 are invited to worship.
Adults: Bible Study on the birth of Jesus at 8:45am in the Parlor.
Nursery available 8:30-11:30am in Room 102.
Fellowship Time at 9:30am & 11:00am, Fellowship Hall & The Garden
Coffee and light refreshments served
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Third Sunday of Advent.
Second Sunday of Advent. Sermon: “A Voice from Outside the Box - John the Baptizer”
First Sunday of Advent. Sermon: “Ready, Set, Wait”
Christ the King Sunday. Sermon: “A Way Forward”
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Commitment Sunday. Sermon: “Be a Good Steward”
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Music Ministries Sunday. Sermon: “What Can I Give God?”