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Purposeful Gifts


Picture Credit: Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, 526 AD. The Master of Sant’Apollinare. Ravenna, Italy Scripture – Isaiah 60:1–6 & Matthew 2:1–12 – Read by Donna Robertson Sermon – Purposeful Gifts – Alex Barnes Missionary Update – Steve Semler

Boys Will Be Men


Picture Credit: The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple, 1860. William Holman Hunt. On display at the Birmingham Museum and Gallery, UK. Scripture – 1 Samuel 2:18–26 & Luke 2:41–52 – Read by Bill Timmons Sermon – Boys Will Be Men – Rev. Alex Barnes

Christmas Eve Service – Having Our Hands Full

Lighting the Advent Wreath – Isaiah 9:2–7 – Jay & Debbie Russel and Mike, Mandii & Merida Cramer Scripture – Luke 2:1–20 & Titus 2:11–14 – Read by Bill Robertson Meditation – Having Our Hands Full – Rev. Alex Barnes

The True Story of the Little Drummer Boy

Introduction to the story behind the story … Confession – Read by Sue Timmons Scripture – Luke 3:7–18 – Read by Sue Timmons Christmas Play – The True Story of the Little Drummer Boy Prayers of the People Meaning of the Christ Cake

Refining Your Character


Advent Candle Lighting – Luke 1:76–79 – Spoken by Lori Clevidence and Dave Rue Confession & Scripture – Malachi 3:1–4 & Luke 3:1–6 – Spoken by Donna Robertson Sermon – Refining Your Character – Spoken by Alex Barnes

Getting A Heads Up


Advent Candle Lighting – Jeremiah 33:14–16 – Bill & Sue Timmons Scripture – Psalm 25:1–10 & Luke 21:25–36 – Read by Scott Kammer Sermon – Getting A Heads Up – Rev. Alex Barnes

The Second Chance for Saul


Illustration Credit: Saul and the Witch of Endor, late 18th c. Benjamin West. On display at the V&A Museum, London, UK Scripture Lessons – Esther 2:5–7, Romans 11:1 & Philippians 3:4b–9 – Read by Linda Crawford Prayer of Preparation for Message – Linda Crawford Sermon – The Second Chance for Saul – Shaun Rufener

Practicing Thanks that Stands in Any Whether

Photo Credit: A House Destroyed by Waves in Harvey Cedars, March 1962 From the book Great Storms of the Jersey Shore, Down The Shore Publishing Scripture Lessons – Ezekiel 33:30–33 & Matthew 7:24–29 – Read by Bill Robertson Sermon – Practicing Thanks That Stands in Any Whether – Rev. Alex Barnes

The Road Now Given


Picture Credit: The Road Not Taken, 2016. Margaret Ellis, UK. Scripture Reading – Genesis 32:22–30 & Matthew 7:13–23 – Read by Kayla Baisden Meditation – The Road Now Given – Rev. Alex Barnes Witness to Christ – Kayla Baisden