14 December 2018 – Advent Announcements

Advent Services: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us)” Matthew 1:23. Join us for our Advent worship series, “God with Us.” Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah and will reveal how Christ continues be present with us even now. Light Supper at 6:15 p.m., Worship Service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Sunday, December 16: Children’s Program during worship “Starry, Starry Night“
Wednesday, December 19: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1): God is with us as our Living Branch, who died and rose to give us eternal life.
Sunday, December 23: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3): God is with us as our Guide, who leads us according to his Word.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Monday, December 24 – Pre-service Music 6:45 p.m., Worship Service at 7:00 p.m. The prophet Isaiah foretold, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2). Join us for Christmas Eve to celebrate the great Light that has come into our world to dispel the darkness of sin forever. Candlelight, carols, Scripture, a homily and prayers reveal the Good News that our Great Light has dawned: Jesus Christ is born; let us rejoice!

Hurricane Relief – Helping Our Neighbors:

Christmas Sharing Tree: Thank you for sharing with children in Lumberton. Please wrap your gift, attach the name tag you’ve chosen, and bring it to Advent by this Sunday, December 16 to ensure delivery by Christmas. We encourage you to include a message to the recipient and sign your name as ‘A Friend from Advent’.

Gift Cards: We continue to collect Walmart and Lowe’s Home Improvement gift cards or cash each Sunday through December and will send your donations to Pastor Williamson in Lumberton at the end of the month. Look for a collection spot in the narthex. Contacts: Carolyn Jones and Lydia Berrong.

Continue a Christmas Card Tradition: You are invited to bring (or send) a Christmas card to share with your Advent family. We will hang your cards on the “Sharing Tree” in the Narthex.

Sunday Adult Bible Study Leaders: Dec. 16 – Dave Neely, Dec. 23 – Bob Serpas

Readings for Sunday, December 16, Third S. in Advent: For those who wish to prepare for Sunday’s lessons, please read Zeph. 3:14–20, Psalm 85, Phil. 4:4–7, Luke 7:18–28 (29–35)

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Advent Lutheran Church

230 Erwin Road,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Sunday School and Bible Class 9:15am
Sunday Worship 10:30am