During this year’s Advent and Christmas season, we will be focusing on some favorite Christmas Songs.
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” was first published in the 1850’s in England. It is a simple, reverent tribute to the birth of Christ and to the fulfillment of God’s promise to deliver his children from sin. Emmanuel means “God with us,” and we will see how “God with us” meets our most important needs.
A favorite Christmas song is “Joy to the World,” and yet it is hard not to notice that most people aren’t all that joyful. On the second Sunday of Advent, we will be talking about the Christmas story from the perspective of joy – both the joy that it originally brought to our world, and the continuous joy that is available for every believer.
“Go tell it on the Mountain” is the third song for this series. This song represents the feeling of an unknown slave from whose heart these words sprang, imagining the reaction of the shepherds as the great light from heaven shone around them, and the need for this message to be told from the mountaintop.
Then on Christmas Eve the theme will be the song “Mary did you know?” If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen? What would it have been like to ask Mary some questions during the birth of the Messiah? What did she really know about the baby, Jesus, that she had given birth to. Join us this Advent and Christmas, in expectation that these songs will deepen our understanding of and relationship with the Savior Jesus.
Advent 1 - December 3 at 10:30 a.m. - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Advent 2 - December 10 at 10:30 a.m. - Joy to the World
Advent 3 - December 17 at 10:30 a.m. - Annual Children's Christmas Pageant
Advent 4 - December 24 at 10:30 a.m. - Go Tell it on the Mountain
Christmas Eve - December 24 at 5:30 p.m. - Mary Did You Know?