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The Christmas Tree

Stephen Sharkey
Dec 02, 2018
Series Description

Worn out from a busy Fall and weary from bad news, we can’t wait for the chance to escape it all at Christmas. But the trees and gifts, stockings and candles were never meant to magically transport us out of this world. They were meant to be symbols of the hope Jesus is bringing to this world! This Advent we’ll explore how these iconic Christmas symbols point to the many ways God shows up in our lives -- and how they invite us to practice Christmas differently. Instead of seeking sentimental escape, how can we follow Jesus by showing up for our neighbors?

 
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Corporate Prayers

Prayer of Illumination: Everlasting God: from the beginning of time to the end of eternity, you have chosen to use your power and majesty to love us, to redeem us, and to shape us as your people. Speak to us through your Word, and call us into new life today. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.