Arise and Shine A Series of Special Services for Advent About the Series
In this Advent series for traditional worship we welcome the Christ Child, who is the light of the world, arising in our lives this season. In celebration, we, in turn, shine with the light of Christ in various ways for all the world to see the brightness of his love. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the light of Christ and how we are enlightened by him throughout our lives. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Arise, shine, for your light has come” (Isaiah 60:1). Hymns in the series include “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” “Arise, O Christian People,” “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”
Week 1: Join us for our Advent worship series, Arise and Shine. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the light of Christ and how we are enlightened by him throughout our lives. In our worship for the first week in Advent we will celebrate the rising light. Repenting of our sins, we put away the works of darkness and dress in the armor of light.
Rising Light (Isaiah 60:1): Living in the light of Jesus, we prepare to celebrate his birth. Repenting of our sins, we put away the works of darkness and dress in the armor of light.
Week 2: In our worship for the second week in Advent we will celebrate Jesus as the Light of the world and how we reflect his light in our daily lives.
Reflected Light (Zechariah 9:16): During Advent we remember the birth of Jesus, the Light of the world. We reflect his light in our daily lives.
Week 3: In our worship for the third week in Advent we anticipate with repentant joy the birth of our Savior, listen to his Word and seek to live according to it until he comes again.
Healing Light (Malachi 4:2): With repentant joy we anticipate the birth of our Savior. We listen to his Word and live according to it until he comes again.
Week 4: . In our worship for the fourth week in Advent we look forward to Jesus’ Second Advent, when we will be raised in glory to live in his presence and shine like stars forever.
Eternal Light (Daniel 12:3): We look forward to Jesus’ Second Advent, when we will be raised in glory to live in his presence and shine like stars forever. Come, Lord Jesus!
November 10, 2018
Mark YOUR Calendars
Sunday, December 1, 9:30AM Choir Practice, Conversations, 10 coffee, 10:30 Worship, 11:30 Hanging of the Greens Sunday Pizza will be provided by the Deacons.
Tuesday’s Craft nights 6-7:30PM Craft nights- to make crafts for fundraisers for the
NYC trip. Anyone who would like to help are welcome or come and make your own crafts with us for the fellowship.
Sunday, December 8: 9:30 Conversations, 10 coffee, 10:30 worship, 11:30 congregation meeting: for the purpose of receiving the 2020 budget, election of officers and nominating committee, pastor’s terms of call and what ever business needing to be done. This includes the corporation meeting to amend the bylaws. (as sent out in the newsletter)
Monday, December 16 Jubilee Christmas 6 – 9pm volunteers sign up in back of church.
Thursday, December 19 Christmas Cantata “I Hear the Prophet Callin’” by the Community Choir. Reception to follow hosted by our Deacons
1-Darcy Staser 28-Steve & Nancy Norris
22-Ezikiel James Crawford
29-Heather Hanson Allender
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We believe In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the love of God and communion of the Holy Spirit we trust in the one triune God, the Holy one of Israel whom alone we worship and serve. We believe that the door to salvation is always open to everyone and so are the doors to our church.
Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the love and community of the body of Christ, the Church. We show God’s love and concern for each other at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Our church offers an incredibly beautiful sacred space for all types of sacred celebration.
Services are held in the main Church:
Bible Study Time 9:00 AM
9:45 AM Fellowship time
Sunday Morning services are at 10:30 AM
Any additional services will be announced on our notice board and on our website.