Sometimes it seems like worship is hard work and we are often tempted to question why we’re doing what we’re doing, even if only to ourselves: “Why do I come to church? What am I supposed to be getting out of this service? What should I be putting into it?” These are all good questions, and it’s a good thing for us to ask why we do what we do and what can be done to make the worship experience more meaningful.
The Advent and Christmas seasons always seem like a time where it is easier to focus on worship. From the glow of the candles on the Advent wreath to the Christmas nativity to the star on the tree, our surroundings are directing us to worship Christ the newborn king. Add in joyous Christmas and Advent carols and this time of year always proves to be a particularly fruitful time to treasure God’s Word in our hearts and praise Him with our lips.
Please join us for this year’s Advent Midweek series, “Come and Worship.” Together we will journey through the extended narratives of Jesus’ birth from Luke 1 and 2, particularly focusing on Mary, the mother of our Lord, and how her attitude and actions before and after the birth of her Son can inform our own worship of the Newborn King.
The dates and themes will be as follows:
December 6 – “Receptive Hearing” (Luke 1:26-38)
December 13 – “Joyful Gathering” (Luke 1:39-45)
December 20 – “Magnifying Praise” (Luke 1:46-56)
Christmas Eve – “Treasured Pondering” (Luke 2:1-20)
As always, we will begin with a meal in the fellowship hall before services, beginning at 5:15pm. We look forward to breaking bread together as a church family – both the bread we need for this life, but also the living bread of heaven, Christ Jesus our Lord. I can’t wait to see you there!