Worship on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dec 24, 2023    Rev. Steve Albertin

Welcome to worship at King of Glory Worship and Ministry Center in Carmel, IN!

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, as we prepare for our Lord's birth, let us worship the one who is LOVE!

This week we light the Candle of LOVE.

If you are able, we invite you to join us for communion where you are! You may use any kind of bread and either wine or grape juice, so that you may also receive the body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

We'll get started shortly! Feel free to chat with the community until then!

For the full order of worship, please go to https://cdn.subsplash.com/documents/3MJJJC/_source/0860ddef-b881-4a1c-9549-666151990f30/document.pdf

Today's Worship Theme:

   - "The Greatest Miracle"

   - Luke 1:26-38 (The Annunciation)

   - What will it take get rid of the doubts, the questions and the resentments? It will take nothing short of a . . . MIRACLE! Just as God sent an angel to Mary, God sends angels to us speaking to us the same kind of incredible promise to convince us that in spite of evidence to the contrary we are the apple of God’s eye. 

Today's Songs:

   - "Soon And Very Soon"

   - "Now the Feast and Celebration" (ELW 167)

   - "The Hope of Jesse's Tree"

   - "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" (ELW 257)

   - "Cherish That Name"

   - "We Are An Offering" (ELW 692)

   - "Joy Has Dawned"

Today's Readings:

   - 2 Samuel 7:1-11 & 16

   - Luke 1:26-38

Today's Children's Message

   - "Candy Cane" - Rev. Steve Albertin

   - What does the candy cane represent? Listen in, as Pastor Steve explains to the kids!

Today's Message

   - "The Greatest Miracle" - Rev. Steve Albertin

       - Today’s Gospel (The Annunciation) calls our attention to Mary not just because of her important role in Biblical history but also because she reflects the struggle to trust the grace of God.

       - The biological impossibility of the “virgin birth” seems to be the greatest miracle here. But the greatest miracle here is the faith of Mary.

       - Mary had every reason not to believe Gabriel. The biggest obstacle was her own self-doubt and low status in her world. Nevertheless, she trusted the announcement of Gabriel and believed that she was “special” in the eyes of God.

       - In a world where we are haunted by the same fears and doubts, it will also take a miracle for us to believe that we are “special.”

       - That miracle happens when the angels (like Gabriel) announce to us (like Mary) that we have found favor with God. Why? Because of the one whose birth we are about to celebrate!

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We invite you to join us again next week!

Go in peace and serve the Lord!

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