The story of Christmas starts by getting us ready
Our Advent Season continues with many opportunities ahead of us
Welcome to Worship!
Did you ever wonder why we spend so long in Advent? The way Luke tells the story, its so we can get ready for this new thing that God is doing. During our in person worship we’re hearing the announcements from the angels, and online we’re getting the first part of the story in Luke’s Gospel so that we can be ready for all that is still to come.
Next Sunday, Dec 12th is our kids Christmas program! Come on out and join us. We’ll also have our March to the Manger and the special offering we’re giving to for it will go to our sister church in Mozambique.
You can find all of our giving opportunities for this season by clicking on the following link.
Our online worship, is a recording of our previous week's in person worship service. We do that so that we can share in a higher quality of worship together. Even though the service is recorded, Pastor John is down in the comments of the service every weekend.
You can worship on Facebook, Sunday mornings at 9am, in person at 10:10am, or follow the service below at any time.
Below is a brief bulletin for our online worship service. The main service video will be embedded after the announcements.
Come Holy Spirit, come show us how we can be the spiritual heart of this community, Amen
The announcements won’t appear on the video. Be sure to subscribe to our email list and watch our Facebook page for any new information or updates.
Monday 12/20 3:00-5:00pm Food Pantry Open
Tuesday 12/21: 4:00pm Centering Prayer– FB Live;
5:00pm Prayer Group meeting in the downstairs Sunday School room
Friday 12/24: Christmas Eve 4pm Family Service; 7pm Traditional
Lessons & Carols
Saturday 12/25: Merry Christmas!
Sunday 12/26: 9am Facebook Worship;
9am Adult Sunday School; 10:10am Worship
You can still give! Take a look in the back for info—
Christmas Eve Services: 4pm Family Service; 7pm Traditional Lessons & Carols. Both will be live streamed. Ask Pastor John your Christmas Questions!
If you would like a Christmas Poinsettia, please let us know. They are $8 and the order forms are in the back of the sanctuary
Online Worship Service for 12/12/21
Advent Candle Lighting
The Offering: Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, Witness
As people of faith, we share who we are with each other. Below I invite you to share your joys and concerns, your prayer requests, and your offerings. You can use the link below, or in the comments
Remember that you can mail in your offerings to:
321 N Kansas Ave
Marceline, MO 64658
You can also give online.
Take some time for some personal prayer, and take some time to give. This could be the time when you go online, or you write a check to the church, or when you make that commitment to give in a different way.
After the personal prayer, I'll say a prayer (if you're watching the video), and then please join in saying the Lord's Prayer
Our scripture reading for worship is Luke 1:1-4
As you are able, please stand for the reading of God's Word.
Today's Message: The Story Begins