Preparing for Worship – Dec 6

from Mark Hoffman

He rules the world with truth and grace

And makes the nations prove

The glories of His righteousness

And wonders of His love

The classic Christmas hymn Joy To the World gathers us together this week to worship the Lord on this second Sunday of Advent. We will continue to reflect on the “wonders of His love” as Caleb and Katie Copeland light the Advent candle representing LOVE. Our response to this love, displayed to us in the birth of Christ, is to sing We Have a Savior and Reckless Love.
After Children’s Church dismissal (all kids 5 years old through 4th grade are invited to attend) Pastor Andrew continues our WAS, IS, and IS TO COME Advent Series with a message called “The Savior Who IS.”His text will be Colossians 1:27-28.  
Following our regular time of Giving, we close in response, asking Christ to come to us and abide with us as we sing O Little Town of Bethlehem.  
This week, be reminding yourself of the love that God demonstrated to us through the coming of Jesus. It’s not an abstract love, but God’s very real love come down for us in the person of Jesus Christ. Let’s come prepared to worship Him this Sunday!
See you then,