Good Shepherd Lutheran Church WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Monday, December 24
Nativity of Our Lord I: Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m., candlelight
Christmas carols and the ancient story of the baby born to save the world!
Mid-week Advent worship December 19th
with a simple supper followed by Holden Evening Prayer.
Share a meal with friends at 6:00 p.m.
Sing and pray during this season of Advent. 6:45 p.m.
Bring a friend – Bring your family
‘A voice cries out:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight in the desert a highway for our God. (Isaiah 40:3)
Sunday, December 23rd
4th Sunday of Advent
Services at 7:45 and 10:30 am
Cradle and cross are inextricably connected on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Between a lovely tribute to the little town of Bethlehem and the blessed virgin Mary’s magnificent song of praise, the letter to the Hebrews reminds us in no uncertain terms that Christ’s advent is for “the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” It is the kind of tension in which the church always lives as when in the holy communion—with high delight—“we proclaim the Lord’s death.”
Readings and Psalms
- Micah 5:2-5a
From Bethlehem comes a ruler
- Luke 1:46b-55
You, Lord, have lifted up the lowly. (Lk. 1:52)
- Psalm 80:1-7 (alternate)
Let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved. (Ps. 80:7)
- Hebrews 10:5-10
I have come to do your will
- Luke 1:39-45 [46-55]
Blessed are you among women / My soul magnifies the Lord