Christmas Eve Plans

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Lessons and Carols with Communion Service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, December 24, here in the sanctuary of FPCU. Again this year, we will include Communion by Intinction as part of the service. All are welcome to participate. This gives everyone, including those who may not be with us often, the opportunity to take Communion on this Holy Night. Please invite family, friends, and neighbors to join you at our Christmas Eve service. The music is beautiful, the Story of God’s gift of the Messiah to the world is inspiring and it is a wonderful experience!

December 23, 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 (p. 879)

Focus Scripture – When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife. (Matthew 1:24)

Message: Jesus as Immanuel

Theme: Announcement of Jesus’ birth to Joseph and that Jesus will be Immanuel

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN (verse 4, Insert)       “Advent Song”  (LIGHT THE ADVENT CANDLE)

          *HYMN #121          “O Little Town of Bethlehem”             (ST. LOUIS)

          *HYMN #110                       “Love Has Come”                   (BRING A TORCH)

 

Prayer of the Day: God of promise, you made a commitment to Joseph that you would make Jesus a savior to all. Renew your commitment with us, so that all may know the saving grace of your son, Jesus. Amen.

 

December 16, 2018 – Third Sunday of Advent

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

 

 

Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9 (p. 657, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching. (Isaiah 42:2-4)

Message: Light to the Nations

Theme: Through the Spirit, God’s servant will be a light to the nations, bringing release to prisoners

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN (verse 3, Insert)       “Advent Song”      (LIGHT THE ADVENT CANDLE)

*HYMN #88 (vs. 1-4)     “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”         (VENI EMMANUEL)

*HYMN #611                “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”         (HYMN TO JOY)

 

Prayer of the Day: God of light, you sent a savior into the world to bring justice and release to all who are in bondage. Shine this light upon us, and show us how to bring justice and peace to all who suffer. Amen.