Welcome: Keith Gore (see our Prayer List)
The Third Sunday of Advent
Song: “Mary's Boy Child" (Jerri Wadell)
Scripture Reading: John 1:10-13
Lighting of the Third Advent Candle
Song: “O come, O come Emmanuel" - verse 3 (Howard)
Hymnal #103: “O Come, All Ye Faithful" (Howard)
Offering - Hymnal #572: “Praise God” (Howard)
Family Prayers / The Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-5
Hymnal #119: “While Shepherds Watched their Flocks" (Howard)
Message: “Who's Child is This?"
Hymnal #117: “Silent Night, Holy Night” (Howard)
End of service
As this week unfolds, ponder . . .
Trusting God! Christ invites us to live less frantically and think of more ways to share with one another. As we look forward to the birth of the Child to a homeless couple in an undistinguished village in Palestine, we will find freedom in living a simpler, less complicated life. There is something to be said for choosing to earn less money in order to spend more time looking at our children or at the stars in the night sky. Advent is the perfect season to put aside whatever keeps us from trusting God and giving to one another.