This
Advent season promised to be special in many ways, but John’s sermon series is
truly special.  We will explore Christmas through song, sharing in a
specific song each week, with the message of Jesus at Christmas time. 

SONGS
OF THE SEASON

Each week, we will experience the season looking at Christ’s hope expressed in song.  Some are secular, some spiritual . . . all revealing our deepest longing for Christ at Christmas.  From Faith Hill and Amy Grant, to Bing Crosby and Burl Ives, enjoy Advent with us and pass the word to your neighbors and friends. We hope for a white Christmas through God’s gift of Jesus, where everything is made pure and beautiful again.

Dec. 1st
Sermon:  “Where Are You Christmas?” 
Scripture:    John 3:16, 1 John 4:7-11
Christmas Song: Where Are You Christmas  (Faith Hill)
Theme: Love leads us toward Christmas, God’s love to us, and then ours to  others…
 
 Dec. 8th
Sermon:    “Our Grown-Up Christmas Lists”
Scripture:   Revelation 21:1-5a
Christmas Song: Your Grown Up Christmas List (Amy Grant)
Theme: God’s new creating works lead us to new lists, new loves…
 
Dec. 15th
Sermon: “God’s World Needs More than a Band-Aid”
Scripture:   Romans 10:11-15
Christmas Song: Do They Know It’s Christmas?  (Band Aid)
Theme: Christmas comes with the telling… we tell in word and deed.
 
Dec. 22nd
Sermon “Supersizing Our Hearts!” 
Scripture:   Luke 19: 1-10, Psalm 73: 1-3, 21-26
Christmas Song: You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch (Boris Karloff)
Theme: God grows our hearts when we learn to live open-handed…
 
Dec. 24th
Sermon   “A White Christmas for Everyone”
Scripture:   Luke 1: 67-79
Christmas Song: White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
Theme: The baby comes to save us from our sins, making everything as new as 
the white snow…
 
Dec. 29th
Sermon   “A Continuing Catechism for Christ’s People”
Reading:   The Apostles Creed (in unison)
Christmas Song: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Theme: God’s people are always celebrating the wonders of God’s love, even when it’s not permitted, popular or politically correct…