Advent & Christmas

Preparing for the Day of the Lord
November 27, 2011 – January 8, 2012

In the season of Advent, we anticipate the birth of Jesus—made new in our hearts and minds each year. And we also anticipate his triumphant return! Come be a part of this beautiful season, as we ponder these great mysteries together.

Message line-up:

11/20
The Space Between Malachi and Mark
Pastor Mike Muscarella
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11/27
“Tear Open the Heavens”
Pastor Scott Austin
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(Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7 (17-19); 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37)
12/4
“Prepare the Way of the Lord”
Pastor Scott Austin
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(Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2 (8-13); 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8)
12/11
“Good News to the Oppressed”
Pastor Scott Austin
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(Isaiah 61:1-4 (8-11); Psalm 126; Luke 1:46b-55; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8 (19-28))
12/18
“Nothing Will Be Impossible With God”
Pastor Scott Austin
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(2 Samuel 7:1-11 (16); Psalm 89:1-4 (19-26); Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38)
12/24
Christmas Eve Services

A peaceful night of worship on Christmas Eve: simple Christmas hymns sung together, Christmas stories read aloud from the Bible, and fellowship with our church family. Services at 5pm (with kids singing) and 11pm (candlelit).

(Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12); John 1:1-14)
12/25
No service Sunday, December 25
1/1
Resolute
Pastor Scott Austin
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A discussion-based message about a few Bible stories where people made decisions—you might even say resolutions—to follow God.

1/8
Epiphany
Pastor Scott Austin
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Epiphany, once one of the most important holiday in Christendom, is barely noticed by most churches nowadays. To close out our Advent & Christmas series, we’re going to look at Epiphany’s history and its spiritual significance.

(Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12)
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