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Christmas-Advent-Hope

December 2017: Worship Themes: Christ is Coming

 December 24:        Isaiah 49:6-12 (10) One who came as a light to the nations

 

Description:  The word advent is derived from the Latin words adventus for “arrival” or advenire which can be translated “to come.”  Together, we will reflect on the meaning of Christ’s advent, or coming, to earth from the perspectives of Isaiah the Prophet, his cousin, John the Baptist and from his mother, Mary.  We will prepare ourselves to meet the King.

 

December 3, 2017:    “Strength to the end…”

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 1:3-9.  Encouragement to be steadfast

Focus Verse:   “He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 1:8)

Theme:  God will give us the needed strength to do his work even in times of trial.

 

December 10, 2017:  “Christmas Pageant” (one 10am worship service!)

Our Sunday school children and youth will present the Pageant entitled “I Didn’t Think it Would Happen Like this!” followed by a pancake breakfast (downstairs in Cooper Hall) hosted and prepared by our youth.

 

December 17, 2017:  “Do we need a shepherd?”

Scripture:  Micah 5:2-5a   The Messiah to be born in Bethlehem

Focus Verse:  “And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth.” (Micah 5:4)

Theme:  The Lord gives us the strength and peace we long for.

 

December 24, 2017:  “Christmas Eve” morning. One 10am service

Scripture:  Isaiah 49:6-12 – Light to the nations

Focus Verse:  “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6)

Theme:  The Lord, the Messiah came to offer salvation to all people.

 

December 24, 2017:  “Christmas Eve” (Family service 5:30pm, Candlelight 10pm)

Scripture:  Matthew 1:18-25, Isaiah 9:2-7 The birth of Jesus Christ

Focus Verse:  “For a child has been born to us, a Son given to us…” (Isaiah 9:6a)

Theme:  The arrival of Jesus Christ demonstrates that God keeps His word.