Worship Themes

Worship 9:30 am

December 2      FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT /HANGING OF THE GREENS

Saying Yes
Susan Boyer

As we explore “Finding Welcome” in the Advent story, we will look at Mary saying “Yes” to carrying the incarnation.
Luke 1:26-38

 

December 9   SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Recognizing Incarnation
Tom Hostetler

When a pregnant Mary travels to visit relatives, she doesn’t know what kind of welcome she will find. Elizabeth not only welcomes her, she recognizes the incarnation.
Luke 1:39-45

 

                                                December 16      THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
A Reluctant Welcome
Dawna Welch

While Elizabeth recognized the incarnation Mary carried, Joseph was a harder sell.
Matthew 1:18-25

 

 

                                         December 23      FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
No Room vs. Welcome Home
Susan Boyer

How we read the story of the arrival of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem impacts the whole story. Were they welcomed in or were they sent out to the stable to give birth? There will be a baby dedication this Sunday
Luke 2:1-7

                                           December 24       CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
The Wondrous Gift
Join us at 9:00 p.m. for our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. On this sacred night we will celebrate the wondrous gift.

 

                                          December 30      FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS

Transitions
Amanda Bennett

Mary had a baby; a momentous joy and high in a mother’s life. Now what? Sleepless nights and dirty diapers. Many of life’s transitions can be a paradox between hope and pain. After celebrating Christmas, an after holiday low can set in; a transition. God promises steadfast love and faithfulness no matter what life transitions we encounter.