An Unforgettable Gift

Pastor Wayne Brown leads us in our continued journey through Advent as we anticipate the coming of Jesus. As we consider what it means to give more in this season, we are invited to remember that the best gift we can give is to show up and be present. When was the last time you were physically present, but your mind and soul were not?

Text

Isaiah 7:14-15

Isaiah 9:2-7

 

Reflection & Practice

The beauty of our Immanuel (God With Us) is that he is able to see the whole world, yet uniquely be attentive to all that is happening in our day-to-day lives.

As we seek to give more, we invite you into a few ways to do that this week:

  • Consider one person that you would like to be more present with in this upcoming week. Who is that person? How can you make an intentional choice to give more of yourself to them, to make them feel loved and special?

  • Continue to be prayerful about how you will be called to contribute to our Advent Conspiracy offering as a family, as we seek to give our best gifts to Jesus. Join us in those offerings during communion next weekend, and at all of our Christmas Eve celebrations. We would love for everyone to take part in some way as we seek to join in a great movement of love for those in need around the world through the vital gift of clean water.

  • As we seek to love and serve homeless students in HISD, we invite you to join our coat drive (LINK). Contribute new/gently used coats (sizes 4T-18) in the bin located in the sanctuary at West Side by this Wednesday, December 19th, and/or join us this Friday, December 21st to serve with us in the morning as we distribute the coats and other resources to these families. (volunteer at link above)

 

Worship Set

Hail To The Lord’s Anointed

Mary’s Song

It Is Well

Holy, Holy, Holy

In The Bleak Midwinter

Come Light Our Hearts

 

Benediction