• Pastor Gary

December 20th Worship Program

Updated: Dec 20, 2020



Thank you for joining us for worship this week. I pray that this experience moves you closer to Jesus and makes you more aware of his love for you.


Worship Schedule:

9:30 am

Live at Wesley Chapel

Live on our Worship Line: (443) 252-2878

11:00 am

Live in person @Rock Hall Church

Live online @ https://yourrockhall.online.church


Here are this week's announcements





Charge Calendar




Advent: Peace

This is the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

Advent, meaning arrival, is the season for the church and disciples of Jesus to consider the impact of God's arrival in the flesh on the earth.

A king in the form of a baby.

This week the focus for Advent is on the peace which Jesus brought into the world.


Spend a moment considering again Jesus as your source of peace.


Order of Worship

Welcome


Advent Reading


Morning Prayer


Opening Songs


Stewardship Moment


Pastoral Prayer


Message


Closing Song


Benediction


Songs for worship:

9:30am

“Light The Advent Candle”

Snow Lay on the Ground"

"O Come All Ye Faithful"

"Angles We Have Heard on High"

11:00am

"Away in a Manger / It's Christmas"

"Angles We Have Heard on High"

"He Has Come for Us / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

Advent Reading:


The idea of peace in this world can just seem too ethereal at times.

We see bumper stickers with the symbol “Peace”, or maybe even signs in front of churches saying “Pray for peace.” But one quick glance at the daily news or social media streams reveals a rugged landscape littered with violence, hatred and strife.


Yet, in the midst of it all, we are encouraged to “Seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14). It is through this process of seeking, that wise men followed the star in the east, that led them to a little boy, born in a humble manger. This boy would fulfill many prophecies such as the one foretold in Isaiah 9, verse 6 that says “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” This same little baby boy would grow up, living a perfect sinless life, only to give it up, dying on a cross, as a ransom for many. He rose from the dead three days later victorious and appeared to many as proof, and later, ascending into heaven where He sits at the right hand of God the Father.


The baby of course, was Jesus. Jesus says in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” It is through Jesus’ overcoming, through his bearing the weight of the cross, and removing our sins as far as the east is from the west, that we can find true peace with God. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...” Romans 5:1.


May we find peace with God at this Advent season

and always.


by Jonathan Romig

Message Notes:


It's Christmas: Right on Time

 

Isaiah 9:2–7 NIV


It’s Christmas: Right on Time

2 Peter 3:8 NIV

Psalm 90:4 NIV

Galatians 4:4–5 ESV


Fullness of Time: God measures the heart

Isaiah 9:8-21

John 1:11 NIV


Fullness of Time: Just as promised

Isaiah 6:10 NIV


Fullness of Time: Just look around

Luke 2:1-20


It’s Christmas: Right on time

2 Corinthians 6:2 NLT


Bible Reading Plan:


Need a plan for the 12 Days of Christmas?

Here is one:


https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/23389-12-days-of-christmas-jesus-is-devotional



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