Dec 10, 2023 – 8:00am – 2. Mighty God

Welcoming – Pastor Stuart

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Hymn Sing – Pastor Dave

Advent Candles – Lynn Cummings & Nancy Oyler

Pastoral Prayer – Silent Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Stuart

Scripture Reading – Online Minister Ernie

Message – 2. Mighty God

Communion – Pastors Dave, Linda & Stuart


Response – Let There be Peace on Earth #431

Luke 1:26-38 – New Revised Standard Version

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,

27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.

28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”

29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.

30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.

32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David.

33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.

36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren.

37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”

38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Jesus demonstrated God’s power to transform our lives. Christians have long spoken of Jesus as the principal revelation of God.  God’s powerful, genuine love renews & changes us. Jesus demonstrated God’s power to alter history & change the trajectory & path of our lives.

Amazed, astounded, surprised in hopeful ways by the unexpected work of Jesus in our world & lives. The angel reminds Mary, “nothing will be impossible for God.

We face real darkness: of terror, evil, violence, family conflict, fear, guilt, loneliness. God’s power can change our way of seeing & being and allows us to see more clearly. The power of God helps us to envision a different kind of future. Jesus brings light of faith to our problems & their solutions.  Let’s welcome that light & see as God wants us to see

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