Advent 2017 “Waiting For Emmanuel”
Advent is a season of waiting, but we often feel like it’s a season of rushing, worrying, and checking our lists. How can we slow down the pace and recognize what it is we’re waiting for? Our Advent sermon series is called Waiting for Emmanuel and will give us a chance to reclaim what Advent is meant to be about.
December 9/10 – ADVENT II Rev. Nancy Lynn
“Prepare the Way” Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8
December 16/17 – ADVENT III
5:00 pm Green Wood “Service of Light in Darkness”
All of us sometimes encounter feelings of grief, loss, sadness or loneliness during the Christmas season. Everyone is welcome to a special Service of Light in Darkness at Green Wood for those who need God’s comfort and healing during the holidays. You’re invited to bring a picture or memento that represents your loss to place on the altar.
9:30 am Downtown Children’s Christmas Musical
Enjoy a performance of “Radio J-O-Y” led by our youngest musical
ensembles (Words by Terry W. York, Music by Vicki Hancock Wright)
11:15 am Downtown Rev. Nancy Lynn
“Light In Darkness” Isaiah 61:1-4; John 1:6-9
December 23/24 – ADVENT IV
Green Wood and 9:30 am downtown Rev. Nancy Lynn
“Hope Born of a Miracle” Luke 1:26-38
(Please note: one service only this Sunday morning)
December 24: Christmas Eve Worship
5:00 pm: Candlelight Service – An intimate setting for a candlelight celebration of Christmas.
5:00 pm: Children’s Christmas Service – A service where the very young participate in the telling of the Christmas story.
7:30 pm: Family Service – A service where our young people share their gifts in word and music.
11:00 pm: Candlelight Service – A traditional service of light, love, and Christmas music.
December 30/31 – Rev. Doug Paterson (One Sunday service only at 9:30 am)
January 6/7 – Rev. Nancy Lynn (One Sunday service only at 9:30 am)
“Four Kings and a Baby” Matthew 2:1-12