Sermons for December

Everlasting Light

Lord, you have given us your Word for a light to shine upon our path; grant us so to meditate on that Word, and to follow its teaching, that we may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

—Saint Jerome, 342-420.

December 1, 2019

First Sunday of Advent

Communion in both Services

Featured Cantata Song: “Longing For the Light”

Sermon Title: “The Light of Hope”

Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

Advent Candle: The Candle of Hope

December 8, 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

Featured Cantata Song: “In Silence We Wait”

Sermon Title: “The Light of the Baptist”

Scriptures:  Isaiah 4:1-5 and Matthew 3:1-12

Advent Candle: The Candle of Preparation

December 15, 2019

Third Sunday of Advent

Featured Cantata Song: “Bethlehem, O Bethlehem”

Sermon Title: “The Light of the Town”

Scriptures: Micah 5:2-5 and Luke 2:1-7

Advent Candle: The Candle of Joy

December 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Featured Cantata Song: “My Soul Proclaims”

Sermon Title: “The Light of a Mother”

Scriptures: Isaiah 7:10-16 and Luke 1:39-56

Advent Candle: The Candle of Love”

December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

Candlelight and Holy Communion

Intergenerational Christmas Pageant

Featured Cantata Songs: “Angels and Shepherds” and “This Child of Light”

Sermon Title: “The Light of the Messiah”

Scriptures: Luke 2:1-20 and John 1:1-5 after we sing “Silent Night”

Advent Candle: The Candle of Christ

December 29, 2019

First Sunday after Christmas

Featured Cantata Song: “Everlasting Light”

Featured Fun Song: “We are Singing For the Lord is Our Light”

Sermon Title: “The Light of the World”

Scriptures: Isaiah 60:1-2 and Matthew 5:14-16

Advent Candle: All Candles are lit as we finish with the Advent Wreath