Advent

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Come, Let Us Walk

Advent is a season of preparation.  We prepare our homes for the bustling holiday season, we prepare our church for Christmas programs and activities, our communities take on new energy as people get ready to see old friends, be with family or even just quietly reminisce about days gone by and loved ones no longer with us.

The Christian church observes Advent as a time of preparation, not just for our homes and communities, but of our hearts.

Our Advent time will be spent in the Book of Isaiah as we learn to heed God’s prophetic voice not just in the past but in the here and now.  Our foundational verse is Isaiah 2:5 and each week will find us exploring a different theme from that verse in conversation with other Isaiah texts.  This experience will give us all a chance to dive deeper into Isaiah while also celebrating the increasing light of Jesus Christ in and around us.

Sermon Series

Week One

“Come”

We are gathered together each week, we believe, by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Do we pause enough to give thanks for this simple, yet powerful, miracle?

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Week Two

“Let us Walk”

As God’s people, we are always moving from one experience of life to the next, God is always moving in and amongst us, and each generation moves in new and often unfamiliar ways to rhythms of faith and life that might seem foreign to us.  Can we celebrate our unity in diversity?

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Week Three

“In the light”

When hope fades, when our faith in the things of this world disappears, we are reminded that the light of Christ is ever increasing and our faith, our hope, is to be found in Him and Him alone!

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Week Four

“Of the Lord”

The Messiah.  Jesus Christ.  He is our Ultimate Light, the One who is both our light AND our companion in this journey of life.  Christ is the Gift and the Giver.  Hallelujah!

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Advent Events Calendar


WORSHIP

Tuesday Nights

Join Sarah, Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 at the Madison Campus. Using short writings from prophets, pastors, poets, and playwrights we’ll reflect together on this special season.

 

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FELLOWSHIP

Carols & Cabernet

Join us on Sunday December 15th at Toot and Kates Wine Bar for an evening of sharing and singing. Jared Stellmacher will be leading a sing a long of Christmas carols from 7:00pm -8:30pm and you are invited to bring a plate of Christmas cookies or your specialty to share.

 

CONCERTS

Christmas Concert

Director of Worship and Music, Jared Stellmacher, and former director, Ben Johnston-Urey are teaming up AGAIN for an all “duet” concert entitled: “Christmas Excursions” featuring classical and contemporary Advent/Christmas favorites on Saturday, December 21 at 7 pm at the Madison Campus. They will be joined by the Good Shepherd Choir and singers from First Lutheran Church in Janesville. Be sure to invite your friends, and don’t miss out on this wonderful way to highlight the season through music!

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Advent by Candlelight

A special Advent tradition returns on Monday, December 9th.

 

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