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Join us on

Sunday, December 11th

at 10:00am

For a

Festival of

Lessons & Carols

The message

will be brought in

 

Scripture and Song

  This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. We're approaching the Christmas Season and the story of our hope in Jesus Christ begins again. During this season of Advent, we travel back, hearing the words of the prophets who told us of the coming of Emanuel, God with us. We journey with Mary and Joseph as they are set on an unexpected path of expectancy. We praise with Elizabeth as the unborn John (the Baptist) jumps in her womb at the sound of Mother Mary's voice. We sing of God's love come down to live among us. 

  Our scripture for Sunday comes from numerous locations in the Bible. On this Third Sunday of Advent we will come in prayer and  hear the story of the Christ child in scripture and song.

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  • What is your favorite carol to sing during this season?

  • Why does it have a special place in your heart?

  • Does it speak of the story of Christmas? The birth of Jesus? The light of Christ come down to earth?

  • What lessons can we learn from the story told in Carols?

UPCOMING SCRIPTURES:​

Sunday, December 18: A Message In a Dream

4th Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 7:10-16 & Matthew 1:18-25 - Isaiah prophesies a virgin birth and Joseph is visited by an angel in a dream. How does the Lord speak to us in this season? Does the Lord send signs, angels, or interventions? How do we listen in this season? Or do we get lost in the holiday clatter?

Saturday, December 24: Angelic Choirs and Manger Babies

Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:2-7 & Luke 2:1-20 - Reflections on the angelic proclamation and the birth of our savior in a lowly place. The Lord of Creation was offered no more than the bare minimum of accommodations.

Sunday, December 25: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlepeople

Christmas Day

Hebrews 1:1-12 & John 1:1-14 - It’s Christmas Day! The King is born! Let it be a day to rejoice, rejoice, rejoice! But what did this day look like for Mary and for Joseph? What is it to be the mother and the step-father of the Light of the World?

Sunday, January 1: Modern Magi

Epiphany of the Lord & New Year's Day

Matthew 2:1-12 - The three Magi have seen the star far off in the east and have followed it, for they read it as a sign that a special event had occurred, a special king had come into the world. When the star stopped above a home in Bethlehem of Judea, there they found the Christ-child with his mother and worshiped him and gave him gifts of frankincense, gold, and myrrh. What journey are we on to find Christ and know him? What gifts do we bring?

Sunday, January 8: What's Happenin' at the River?

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Isaiah 42:1-9 & Matthew 3:13-17 - Isaiah speaks of God's servant who will not rest in the pursuit of justice and to lead the people in righteousness. In Matthew, Jesus is baptized by John at the Jordan River, and the Spirit descends on Jesus as a voice from heaven proclaims, "This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased."