for the First Week of Advent
November 29, 2020

Sources of Information for Today's Online Service
This page has links to information used or encountered in preparing this online service.

Advent and Chrismons
What is Advent?
What is the Advent Wreath?
Celebrate with a Jesse Tree
A History of the Chrismon Tree
Chrismon Tree wikipedia article
Booklet of Chrismon Symbols
A Look Back to an earlier service
FISH (Greek ICHTHUS) as an Acronym
An Advent Devotional Based on the Chrismon Tree
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The Most Christmas Information on the Web

Guidance from UMC Discipleship Ministries
This is the 1st week of a 7 week Worship Series from the Discipleship Ministries. The graphics at the top of this page list the topics for the weeks of the Series.

Worship Series: "Company's Coming"
Who doesn’t like Advent? It is a season of excitement and anticipation and joy. Lots and lots of joy. Even when we acknowledge that we aren’t ready for what is coming, for the realm that is promised, for the kin-dom we hope for. We admit we have fallen short; we confess that we are wrapped up in ourselves and in things that don’t last; we admit that our watchful waiting has fallen by the wayside. And yet, in this season, there is joy. And we have a sense that we can start all over again, because "Company Is Coming."

This Week's Theme: "This Place is a Mess!"
What excitement this season brings! Certainly, you’ve done it many times before; the rituals may be set in stone, the expectations ripe, and the patterns already unrolling. But there is something about the season of Advent that brings forth the kid in us, and we all lean into the hope. So, let the excitement grow; let the buzz be felt.
Worship Planning Notes
Preaching Notes

Lectionary Scriptures:
Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7,7-19 ; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
Suggested Hymns . Music Notes . DM Accompaniments

Sources of Music for the following hymns are:
- UMH CD.....UDM - DM Accompaniment..... MM/DD/YY - Recorded Service

Hymns Considered For this week:
202 - .Verses - "People Look East"
207 - .Verses - "Prepare the Way of the Lord"
2073 - .Verses - "Celebrate Love"
2090 - .Verses - "Light the Advent Candle"
3067 - .Verses - "Welcome to Our World"