Sunday Church School 11:20 A.M.
Nursery care is available during Services
December 6 – 2nd Sunday of Advent - Communion
Scripture Reading: Luke 3:1-6, Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11
Sermon Title: “Refined by God”
Synopsis: The prophet Malachi talks about a process of refinement that is what choosing to follow God will look like. Paul describes that process in his prayer for the Philippians: “That your love may overflow more and more with the knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.” Is that the process taking place in us?
December 13 – 3rd Sunday of Advent – Children’s Christmas Program
Scripture Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-8
December 20 – 4th Sunday of Advent
Scripture Reading: Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Psalm 80:1-7
Sermon Title: “Restore Us”
Synopsis: When I think of something being restored I think of an old car, or a work of art, but the Psalmist prays for the restoration of the people. Do you pray for God to restore you, restore you to what? Jesus came to bring restoration to all of Creation, what might such restoration mean for our lives?
December 24 – Christmas Eve
Scripture Reading: Psalm 96, Luke 2:1-20, Titus 2:11-14, Isaiah 9:2-7
Sermon Title: “Out of Darkness”
Synopsis: The Prophet Isaiah describes the political, cultural situation of his time as one of darkness. He talks about the people who live in such darkness seeing a great light. Do we have a sense of darkness and light in terms of the world we live in? Do we think of Jesus coming to set us free from the darkness of our world? Of our lives? Good questions as we ushering in Christmas morning!
December 25 – Nativity of Jesus Christ - Communion
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-7, Titus 3:4-7, Isaiah 62:6-12
Sermon Title: “Never Be Silent”
Synopsis: Isaiah describes sentinels posted on the walls of Jerusalem who continually call out to God to keep the Divine promises. It is an interesting image, people standing on the walls of city calling out to God to be faithful. As Christmas people maybe we are to be sentinels standing on the walls of our city proclaiming the faithfulness of God. How do we proclaim the faithfulness of God?
December 27 – 1st Sunday after Christmas Day
Scripture Reading: Psalm 148, I Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17
Sermon Title: “Dedicated to the Lord”
Synopsis: As we begin 2016 have you thought about dedicating the year to God? What would that mean to dedicate the year to God? How would that change how we live? What would it look like? Would we be willing to make such a commitment? Good questions for reflection as we enter 2016.
Life at Cottonwood
Member Care Tuesday Dec 1 6:30 p.m. Library
PW Needlework Wednesday Dec 2 1:00 p.m. Room 1
Mission Thursday Dec 3 7:00 p.m. Room 5
Deacon’s Meeting Tuesday Dec 8 7:00 p.m. Room 5
Christian Education Wednesday Dec 9 7:00 p.m. Room 6
Ladies’ Lunch Bunch Thursday Dec 10 11:45 a.m. Cottonwood Club
Budget & Finance Sunday Dec 13 12:30 p.m. Library
Circle 4 Tuesday Dec 15 12:00 noon Fellowship Hall
Men’s Lunch Wednesday Dec 16 11:30 a.m. Robintino
PW Cookie Exchange Sunday Dec 20 12:00 noon Fellowship Hall
Prayer Group Every Tues. 11:00 a.m. Prayer Room
Choir Practice Every Wed 7 p.m. Sanctuary