Welcome: Pastor Stanley Mikles
The First Sunday of Advent
Songs: “Go Tell It on the Mountain” and
"Jesus Messiah" (music team)
Lighting of the First Advent Candle
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5
Song: “O come, O come Emmanuel" (Howard)
Hymnal #102: “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" (Howard)
Offering - Hymnal #572: “Praise God” (Howard)
Family Prayers / The Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:5-25
Hymnal #137: “What Wondrous Love is This?” (Howard)
Message: “Our Only True Hope"
Hymnal #545: “I am Bound for the Promised Land” (Howard)
End of service
As this week unfolds, remember . . .
The Reason for the Season!
Advent is loaded with opportunities to prepare ourselves for the genuine joy our celebration of Christmas is meant to bring. Advent is a time to slow down and practice the art of waiting patiently. Advent is a time to relish looking forward, a time to reinvigorate the spirit, to recall the reason why we celebrate. For these reasons we focus on Advent as a time to recall that it is Jesus who is the reason for our hope, the spur to our repentance, the source of our love and the cause of all our joy. A few minutes of prayer each day will help your Advent be rewarding as you discover more deeply the true “reason for the season.”