Third Sunday of Advent 10:30 a.m.
Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 61: 1-11; Luke 1: 46-55
Text: “He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich empty away.” Luke 1:53
Sermon: “Mary, Quite Contrary”
Tease: From the moment the strange messenger brings greetings to Mary of Nazareth, she remains demure and quiet. But, then, in a moment of sheer inspiration … she speaks. And what a speech!! God might have chosen a more mature, stronger woman of better background to play this daunting role. Yet, the choice of a young, poor and vulnerable peasant girl may tell us something far more important about God …and ourselves.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday Evening, December 24, 5:00 p.m.
At that magical twilight hour, we once again gather to hear the story of Jesus’ birth. Our traditional service of lessons and carols will include special music and a short, inspirational message. It’s a joyous, yet reflective hour – guaranteed to put you and the entire family in the Christmas spirit.
There will be no morning service on December 24.