This Sunday, the Advent season draws toward its conclusion as we hear the Song of Mary, a song of trust in God’s power to transform our world by the coming of a Savior. We’ll also hear the prophet Micah’s message about God works in seemingly lowly places, and the writer of Hebrews’ powerful reflection on the significance of Christ’s arrival in our world. We hope you will join us on December 23 as we hear God’s promises anew and continue to prepare our hearts to celebrate Christ’s birth anew.
Worship begins at 10:00am.
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Sunday’s Scripture Readings: Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55
Christmas at St. Paul’s
Monday, December 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion
Advent – Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Monday, December 24, 2018 (until sundown)
Beginning four Sundays before the celebration of Christmas, the season of Advent is set at the beginning of the church’s calendar and focuses on the themes of hope and expectation of God’s deliverance. “Advent” comes from a Latin word meaning “coming” or “arrival”, and Christians will often reflect on God’s three “advents” – in the past in the person of Jesus, in the present by the Word and the Holy Spirit, and in the future when Christ’s promised return brings about the reconciliation of all things to God. We prepare our hearts to celebrate Christ’s birth, but even more to receive Christ’s presence anew in our midst here and now. Advent’s hopeful character is reflected in the use of the color blue, which calls to mind the color of the sky before the dawning of a new day.
“We Are Lutheran” Sermon Series
Check out the links to our five-part series on the “solas” (“onlys”) of the Reforming movements that lead to the establishment of the Lutheran Christian tradition.
Week 1 – Sola Gratia (“By Grace Alone”)
Week 2 – Sola Fide (“By Faith Alone”)
Week 3 – Sola Scriptura (“By Word Alone”)
Week 4 – Solo Christo (“In Christ Alone”)
Week 5 – Soli Deo Gloria (“Glory to God Alone”)
We are Church, joined in mission for the sake of the world!
St. Paul’s partners with 245 congregations and over 100,000 Lutheran Christians as a member congregation of the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Click below to learn more about the ministry we share!
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is around 4,000,000 members strong, working through nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States and the Caribbean to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ for the sake of the world God made and loves. Click below to explore how the ELCA is doing “God’s Work” with “our hands” every day.