The poet T.S. Elliot wrote ‘In my beginning is my end.’ Hymn writer Natalie Sleeth wrote, ‘In our end is our beginning.’ And Jesus said, ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end…’
The Advent season begins the church year with an ending that points us to something new; the signs of God’s reign point us to the birth of something new–A tiny child, a savior king, Emmanuel, God with us. Initially we hear difficult texts about Jesus’ second coming and then we move to the more familiar texts that point us to God who comes as wonderful, counselor, almighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Advent is a time to prepare, not only for Jesus’ birth, but for the birth of something new within us as we examine, once again, the biblical texts that are so dear to our hearts.
During Advent this year things might seem a bit out of the ordinary. Worship will add some new elements, some things may seem different, but the worship planning team is really excited about offering something that is both extremely familiar and also very new. Please join us for worship, prepare your hearts for the coming of the Christ Child, and be inspired to look at Advent through new eyes.
Sermon Series: Calm and Bright
December 2 Isaiah 2: 1-9; Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
Sermon: Sleep in Peace (Theme: Peace)
December 9 Psalm 86: 11-17
Luke 2: 1-20
Sermon: Glories Stream(Theme: Joy)
December 16 John 1: 1-18
Sermon: Redeeming Grace (Theme: Love)
(December 23) Matthew 2: 1-12
Let us Sing (Theme:Hope)
Christmas Eve Luke 2: 1-14
Sermon Calm and Bright
Children and Family service 7 pm
Contemplative Worship (a service of Light and Music) 9 pm
Candlelight Service 9:30
December 30 Revelation 21: 1-6
Sermon: Is Born.