December 29, 2019 – Treasures

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: Luke 2: 1-20 (pp. 935, Pew Bible)
Focus Scripture: “But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)
Message: “Pondering Treasures”
Theme: When all the events of Christmas happened, Mary pondered them in her heart.

Prayer of the Day: Lord God, O Holy One, heavenly angels entered time in the child of Bethlehem. Through the telling of the Christmas story, let our lives be caught up in the eternal in that same child, that we might join shepherds and all the heavenly host in praising the coming of Jesus Christ.

Christmas Eve Plans

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Lessons and Carols with Communion Service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, here in the sanctuary of FPCU. Again this year, we will include Communion by Intinction for everyone who would like to participate as part of the service. 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 as we celebrate together God’s love for the world.

December 22, 2019 – Zechariah’s Song

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:      Luke 1:5-13 and 57-80 (pp. 933-5, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:76-9)

Message: “Zechariah’s Song”

Theme: John carried the hope of a weary nation, that they would one day soon be saved.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #85  “Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah”         (TIF IN VELDELE)

HYMN #98   “To a Maid Whose Name Was Mary”   (ANNUNCIATION)

HYMN #97 “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night”           (ABERSTWYTH)

Prayer of the Day: Lord God, the gift of John the Baptist gave his parents joy and his people hope. May their gladness be ours as we anticipate the arrival of our savior Jesus, God’s gift of love to the world. Amen.