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Hope: Week 1 of Advent

There are many prophetic texts throughout the Old Testament. This year on the first week of Advent we focus on two verses from Isaiah 9, specifically looking at the names given to Messiah.  

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Advent

Our Sunday School literature this year is doing a series of lessons very similar to our annual Advent services. Each week in Sunday School we will follow a person or group of people as they encounter God and respond to the birth of Jesus. Continue reading

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Advent Peace

“Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.” Even when the world is in turmoil we can have peace and be at peace. For the believer he himself is our peaceĀ (Ephesians 2:13). He will someday make all things new but on the … Continue reading

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Advent Joy

Advent traditions vary but if you have three purple candles and one that is pink, that brightly colored candle is lit on the third Sunday of Advent. The angels brought good tidings of great joy to a small group of … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Service

Join us Sunday, December 24th at 4 pm for a special Christmas Eve service. We will have our regular Sunday School and morning worship service at 10:00 and 11:00 respectively. But instead of the regular evening services we will have … Continue reading

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Advent Faith

Lighting the Bethlehem Candle reminds us of the faith of Joseph and Mary. Joseph did as the angel commanded. Mary declared herself to be the servant of the Lord and added “let it be as you have said.” We don’t … Continue reading

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Advent: Hope

We celebrate Hope on the first Sunday of Advent and light the Prophets’ candle. There are many scriptures that promise a Messiah and give different clues to help recognize him when he comes. Today we will begin in Deuteronomy with … Continue reading

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Advent Begins Nov. 26th

Advent refers to the appearing of something. During the season of Advent we prepare for the incarnation, for Jesus to appear as God with us. Each of the four Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas has a theme, such as Hope … Continue reading

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Advent: Week 4, Peace

The angels proclaimed “Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.” The shepherds found the babe as the angels said, but is there peace on earth? Those who seek Christ can have peace even in a world that does not. He himself … Continue reading

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Advent: Week 2, Faith

Today we light the Bethlehem candle and read about the faith of Joseph of Mary. I’ve said many times that faith is more than belief. Today’s sermon looks at faith in terms of trust, response and action.  

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