THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
The First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 40:9-11 (NRSV)
9 Get you up to a high mountain,
O Zion, herald of good tidings;
lift up your voice with strength,
O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,
lift it up, do not fear;
say to the cities of Judah,
“Here is your God!”
10 See, the Lord God comes with might,
and his arm rules for him;
his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him.
11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms,
and carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead the mother sheep.
This week we begin the Advent season with a sermon from Phil Waite entitled "With Jesus as Our Leader."
Inclement weather information
Cancelling church services because of bad weather does not happen often. However, there is always that possibility. Should it be necessary to cancel any of our services, you will find that information in one or more of the following:
T Check the CMC website. We will post any cancellations here as soon as possible.
T Check either of the two local TV stations. Both WNDU and WSBT will run closings at the bottom of the screen. You can also go to either of their websites to find information. www.wndu.com or www.wsbt.com
T Call the church office (535-7262). We will change the message on the answering machine as soon as we are able to, after completing the above steps.
To help you get ready for our CMC Christmas celebrations, here are some special events/things to mark on your calendar (in addition to our usual 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship services).
· Sunday, Dec. 21 – 9:30 a.m., Christmas pageant
- Sunday, Dec. 21 - 7 p.m., Longest Night service
· Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 9 p.m., Christmas Eve service
· Sunday, Dec. 28, 10:45 a.m., Christmas tea (no Sunday school)
· Sunday, Jan. 4, 10:45 a.m., New Year’s fellowship hour (no Sunday school)