Advent and Christmas Worship
beginning November 29, 2020
Sermon Series: Incarnation – Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, Based on book by Adam Hamilton
A baby is born in a stable in the backwater town of Bethlehem. His parents gave him the name Jesus.
But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men and angels addressed him by other names – titles really.
It’s a familiar story. We hear it every year, and most years, our children act it out in our Sanctuary.
But everything’s different this year. Advent too.
Actually, maybe we need this message of God’s grace working in the world through the infant Jesus more than ever.
We need to experience the Light of Christ illuminating hope, peace, joy, and love during an especially dark season of our human experience.
First Sunday of Advent Nov 29 “Presidents and King
Second Sunday of Advent Dec 6 “Our Need for Saving”
Third Sunday of Advent Dec 13 “Emmanuel in the Midst of a Pandemic“
Forth Sunday of Advent Dec 20 “The Word Became Flesh
Christmas Eve Dec 24 “The Light of the World”
Advent Devotion Guide
Previous Sermon Series
October 5, 2020
The theme for this series is “Kindom”.
God created us for relationship with himself and with one another. In that way we are all “kin.”
However the human condition, with socioeconomic and cultural differences, encourage us to live in isolation.
But God, through Christ, offers us a collaborative and redemptive ministry where that kinship is restored and redeemed.
We seek to come alongside one another and to create an ideal community of mutual grace, humility and service where all are included,
where we inspire one another to live Christ-centered lives and where we invite others.
Everyone is welcome in this community. Each person has value and plays a vital role.
August 23, 2020
Say the word Evangelism, and most Christians will wince.
It conjures up the expectations of all kinds of uncomfortable conversations, or that we should be knocking on doors with pamphlets.
But we are called to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
To do that, we need to reclaim the work of personal invitation.
Isn’t it enough just to model Christ-like behavior?
That is a great start, but you have to add a Good Word WITH a Good Deed for it to become the Good News.
Sunday, August 23, 2020 E-101 #1 Do We Have To?
Sunday, August 30, 2020 E-101 #2 “It’s Just a Conversation”
Sunday, September 6, 2020 E-101 #3 “Get Out There”
Sunday, September 13, 2020 E-101 #4 “Dance!”
July 5, 2020
Worshiping with the Psalms as our focal point, this series focuses on the promises of God, whose love and grace are enduring features of our lives.
In these days of instant gratification and fleeting interest, the Psalms remind us of the steadfast nature of God, calling each of us who are made in the image of God to be steadfast in our promises.
We’ll prepare ourselves for a new start in the Fall with some promises as a church, to work toward fulfilling our missional goals and being a safe haven where call can know the sure foundation of God!
April 12, 2020
After the events of Holy Week, the disciples were devastated. They were in the midst of full blown grief and disbelief. Into the heart of that grief came a stunning revelation–Life had overcome death. Love had won over violence. God’s faithfulness would build them up once again–would bind them together. Is this possible for our lives? Yes it is! Come and See! Live and love! This is the heart of the matter.
Please join us Sunday Mornings at 10:30 am, beginning April 12
Fear is a complex emotion. Sometimes it saves us. More often it robs us of the life we want.
But we can take our lives back. This 5-week Sermon Series will be discussing Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.
Please join us for worship at 10:30 am.
March 1st, 2020
Please join us Sunday Mornings March 1st – April 5th, from 9 – 10 am.
We will be discussing fear, and how it affects our body, mind and spirit.
These discussions are based on Reverend Adam Hamilton’s book, “Unafraid”.
Order your book now by contacting the Church Office at 314-961-4133, or by signing up in worship on your blue connection card.