Led by David Boyd.
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Welcome & Advent Candle Lighting
Opening Hymn: IPH 328 O Come, All Ye Faithful
Prayers of Adoration and Confession
Reading: Matthew 11:2-15
Reflection: O Come, Lord of Might
Sermon: “A Cry Of Faith”
Praise: Who Am I?
Prayers for Others
Closing Hymn: IPH 299 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
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Create your own advent wreath with whatever you have around the house and light your candles at home as we light them in the service. Today is the second Sunday of Advent, so you can light two candles on your wreath. Check out some ideas here and send us a photo of what you come up with!
Advent Alphabet: This activity helps us remember the story of that first Christmas and how Christians around the world have celebrated since using the 26 letters of the alphabet! Some letters can be pretty tricky, so click here to see what words we’ve come up with so far!
Discussion & Application
This verse of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” refers to Jesus as Lord of Might (the LORD Almighty). How can this aspect of Jesus’ character encourage in times of doubt and despair?
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting our faith in our own thoughts about God, rather than really trusting God Himself.” Identify one area of your life where you are putting trust in your own understanding. Cry out to God in repentance, ask Him to teach you His ways, that you may depend on Him and walk in His paths (Isaiah 2:3), and listen expectantly for His encouragement.
“We’re here as a church to be there for each other, even when our doubts and difficulties imprison us.” Even though we face many restrictions, there are still ways we can support one another as we travel the road of faith together, side by side. How can you “rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep” in this season?