Service Highlights or Announcements for this Sunday
Highlights of Worship: December 20, 2020, We observe the Fourth Sunday of Advent. We have been blessed to journey with you through this time of Advent.
We hope you have enjoyed the beautiful Christmas music as much as we did recording it for you. With this in mind, we have gathered to create a beautiful service of Word and Carols.
Join us for Christmas Eve Worship, Thursday, Dec. 24th at 12PM and after!
The Light Has Shined will be the theme of our Christmas Eve Video Worship service, a very special service of Scripture Lessons and Christmas Carols. Join us for a beautiful vision of candlelight increasing with each part of the Christmas story. (Lk. 2:1-20).
And, please remember to forward your Christmas Eve Service email to friends so they can worship with us on Christmas Eve!
Come check out our virtual Gather(ing) via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 pm. We would LOVE to see you there. Come ready to discuss our scripture passage and raise our voices in song! If you would like the Zoom link, please sign up here.
Reflection of the Week
Highlights of Worship: December 20th, 2020. We observe the Fourth Sunday of Advent by seeking God’s Peace, specifically when our own plans all fall through. As we experience in the world today, Joseph, Mary’s fiancé, suddenly found that his life was not going as planned.
As Joseph seeks Peace in the Family, may we learn from him how to adjust to great changes to see what great things God will do!
Scripture reading for Sunday, December 20th: Matthew 1:18-25, which you will find below.
See you Sunday!
Peace and Health,
Scripture Passages of the Week
The Birth of Jesus the Messiah
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel’,
which means, ‘God is with us.’ When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son, and he named him Jesus.