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Christmas Sunday

Sermon: Christmas is the Real Thing (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Dec23-2012

Luke 2: 8-12 (NET)

2:8 Now there were shepherds nearby living out in the field, keeping guard over their flock at night. 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified. 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people: 2:11 Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord. 2:12 This will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”

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Added Richard Douthitt
Added Family of Jim Love

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Advent Gallery

There was no sermon this week. Just the Cantata performed by the choir. Images from the  weekend are below.

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Added Adena

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Prepare The Way For The Lord

Several events are coming in the next two weeks.

Saturday, Dec 15, 6:00PM  – Christmas potluck and $5 gift exchange
Sunday, Dec 16 – Christmas Cantata during worship
Wednesday, Dec 19, 5:00PM – Caroling to shut-ins and nursing homes
Sunday, Dec 23, 6:00PM – Christmas Eve Eve candlelight service

Sermon: The Crooked Road Made Straight (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Dec9-2012

Luke 3:2-6 (NET)

3:2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3:3 He went into all the region around the Jordan River, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one shouting in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight. 3:5 Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be brought low, and the crooked will be made straight, and the rough ways will be made smooth, 3:6 and all humanity will see the salvation of God.’”

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Added  Sue Teague
Added Bill Cain
Added Miranda West
Added Morgan Springer
Added Dana Hendrick
Added Doris Ann Powell
Added Ed Lawrence

This is our little Nativity at my parents house. I realize that it is Biblically inaccurate. The Wise Men weren’t there at the stable, they arrived when Jesus was two years old.

Nativity
Biblically inaccurate Nativity
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Sunday Worship

Allow Jesus To Grow Out Of The Manger

Sermon: What Does God Require? (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Dec2-2012

Luke 2:25-32 (NET)

2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon who was righteous and devout, looking for the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 2:26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 2:27 So Simeon, directed by the Spirit, came into the temple courts, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what was customary according to the law, 2:28 Simeon took him in his arms and blessed God, saying,

2:29 “Now, according to your word, Sovereign Lord, permit your servant to depart in peace. 2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation 2:31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: 2:32 a light, for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”

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Added Tim Fitzsimmons PTL!