“Christmas, It’s Not Your Birthday”

Advent Worship Series

Rev. Pamela Kurtz


“A Scandalous Love”


Hosea 1:2-3; 3:1-5


Worship Music Links

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

What Kind of Throne

People, Look East




November 17th – Christmas, It’s Not Your Birthday!


November 24th – Expect a Miracle!


December 1st – Giving Up on Perfect


December 8th –  A Scandalous Love

We often fail to understand just how scandalous God’s love for us is, and how radical it is that God would show that love by lowering himself to be born in human form. Using the story of Hosea, this week’s sermon emphasizes how determinedly God pursues us, in spite of our unfaithfulness.

December 15th – Jesus’ Wish List


December 22 – Children’s Christmas Pageant 


December 29th – TBD


January 5th – By A Different Road



Last Sunday’s Gratitude Times

“I am grateful that my sister, her husband and my daughter and her husband were all visiting for Thanksgiving.”

“I have gratitude for being able to spend Thanksgiving unexpectedly with old family friends.”

“I am grateful that I had a girl cousin day with my 3 granddaughters and then unexpectedly joined via FaceTime with my grandson from New York.”




Fellowship Snacks are provided by members of the congregation.

Last name Family Groupings for Fellowship Snacks:

Group 1: A-C will provide snacks for Fellowship this week.

Group 2: D-H

Group 3: I-Q

Group 4: R-Z 



Save Space for our Guests!

Please park off-site if you are able, to allow our guests to park in our Guest Parking Lot (First Avenue). If you would like access to the garage, please contact our Church Administrator at office@lakemerrittumc.org

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