Archives for November 2014
This Sunday, November 30, marks the first day of the new Christian year, for as the church, we keep time differently than the world does; we order our lives in the life, death, and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
The season of Advent begins again the familiar cycle; we begin the new Christian year with much expectation, anticipation, and preparation for the first and second coming of God in Christ, as God breaks into the powers and kingdoms of this world through his son, Emmanuel-God with us.
Throughout the season of Advent, we say, O come, O come, Emmanuel! and yet we have to ask, are we really ready and prepared for what his coming means? Thinking about the second coming might even make us a bit anxious or afraid, even as we remind ourselves that God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world but sends his Son in order that the world might be saved through him. For those who freely yield to his authority, Jesus brings salvation. For those who freely yield to his authority, Jesus is the light of the world who pierces our sin and darkness!
As the historic liturgy of the church reminds us: In God’s grace and providence, all ages are a preparation for the kingdom of the Son – so Your Church, O God, waits with joy and singing the coming of his righteous reign. We pray that the keeping of Advent will make us watchful and ready for the coming of God in Christ who brings salvation to all.
December 7 – Magnificat Luke 1:46-55 When told that she will be the Messiah’s mother, Mary sings a song of reversal and of God’s mercy.
December 14 – Benedictus Luke 1:67-79 Zechariah sings a song of God’s deliverance and fulfillment of his promises.
December 21 – The Wonder of Christmas Songs and stories of the season
December 28 – Nunc Dimittis Luke 2:25-32 When the child is brought to the temple, Simeon sings of fulfillment in the present and the possibilities of the future.
Safe Sanctuary Training is a requirement for every adult serving in youth ministry.
It is our policy for our adults to renew their Safe Sanctuary training every year and to have a background check every other year.
Please contact Karen Schreiner if you have any questions.
To begin Safe Sanctuary Training
The children of MCC will be hold their Thanksgiving Feast on Monday November 24th at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall. The 3’s , 4’s and TK classes will be in the Fellowship Hall and the younger classes will hold their feasts in their classrooms. Parents are invited to bring a lunch or just come and watch the children participate. Class will be dismissed following the luncheon. Happy Thanksgiving!
Mary and Joseph will be visiting MCC on Tuesday December 2nd and Wednesday December 3rd in room 200. They will be telling the story of Jesus’ birth from the parents perspective. Parents are welcome to attend.
The MCC Christmas Music program for the 4 year olds and TK classes will be held on Wednesday December 17th at 11:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Families are welcome to attend as we celebrate Christ through the sounds of our children.
Registration for the 2015-2016 Methodist Children’s Center School Year will be held
Monday January 12th -Friday January 16th for current students and church members and
Wednesday January 21st -Friday January 23rd for the public.
Thursday January 15th is our Public Open House from 6:00-7:00pm.
Registration Forms and Information will be posted on the website on January 2nd, 2015.
The Puppet’s and the Children’s Choir will perform on December 3rd at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Come join us for a fun evening of music and puppetry!