CMUMC Advent and Christmas Sermon Schedule

candlelight-151224-155_0036Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood Texas meets at 10:00 AM each Sunday.  Check out all of our directions and activities at Cheathamumc.net

December features the holiday theme, “Christmas is a Family Story”.  Our visual will be numerous family pictures and service projects  to “Plug us In” to the real meaning of Christmas. .  We will have many special elements of worship along with the tradition songs and acts that we all cling to.

Pray these prayers with us throughout the week before each of the Sunday services.

November 27, 2016  The First Sunday of ADVENT!  The Sunday of Hope

Matthew 1:18-25  “A Family of Hope”

Hope is born at home when our home is in Christ.  Whether your family is church, community or your house full of “kin”, this is where your faith is formed.  May this church house be a house of hope and a family of childrens-play-151220-154_0111faith for you.

Leader:  Christmas is coming!  And Christmas is a family Story, one that we share together.  Join with me as a church family to pray as we begin our worship on the Sunday of Hope

People:  Almighty God, you are the source of hope that conquers all things. You have rescued us from the dominion of darkness through the light and love of your Son Jesus.  We stand together as a family to worship you.  Thank you for the Hope of all things that came to us on that first Christmas.  In Jesus Name.  AMEN!

 December 4, 2016  The Second Sunday of Advent The Sunday of Christ the Way

Matthew 3:1-12 A Family of Direction

The message of all saint’s is that in Christ, there is always a later.  Jesus gives us answers for the NOW as we place our faith in the eternal later offered to us by faith.

Leader:  Christmas is coming!  And Christmas is a family Story, one that we share together.  Join with me as a church family to pray as we begin our worship on the Sunday of Salvation in Christ the Way!

People:  God of direction and salvation.  Thank you for the Way, truth and life found in your son Jesus. We bless you for the for the kingdom of heaven has come near in a saving faith.  Draw us all close as we celebrate the lifegiving journey of salvation found in you. It is all for Christ we pray, AMEN. 

Angel Tree -151213-L1012628.jpgDecember 11, 2016  The Third Sunday of Advent  The Sunday of Joy

Luke 1:47-55 “A Family of Unutterable Joy”

The Magnificat speaks with bubbles of joy with words that flow out in faith.  Faith bring Joy.  Joy is an evidence of faith?  In a family, faith defeats drama and crafts hearts and minds into life eternal.

Leader:  Christmas is coming!  And Christmas is a family Story, one that we share together.  Join with me as a church family to pray as we begin our worship on the Sunday of Christ our Joy!

People:  God of completeness and Joy!  Thank you for the life of Grace and peace found in your son Jesus.  We raise our voices in praise as we celebrate the Joy that conquers all sadness. Bless us together as a family of faith as we worship you this morning.  In the Joy of Jesus we pray!  AMEN.

December 18, 2016  The Fourth Sunday of Advent  The Sunday of Peace* Includes the Children’s program

Matthew 1:18-25 “The Drama Free Family”

Faith breeds fearlessness.  Without fear, there is no need for drama, pushing and shoving.  All of that is replaced with an environment of Joy filled and God directed Peace.  If you have this, you want more! If you don’t, Faith is the place you start.

Leader:  Christmas is coming!  And Christmas is a family Story, one that we share together.  Join with me as a church family to pray as we begin our worship on the Sunday of Christ our Peace!

People:  God of eternal peace, we greet you as a family to proclaim your Gospel.  You told us that “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[. Thank you for the Peace Jesus brings.   It is all for you that we assemble to tell the story of your dramatic love for us.  In the Peace of Jesus we pray.  AMEN. 

 December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve 5:00 PM with Candlelight and Holy Communion

This will be a tradition filled service with joy, children and a rich sense of family.  The scripture reading will be from Luke 2:1-20 and speak to the Wonder of the birth of our Savior!

Leader:  Christmas is coming!  And Christmas is a family Story, one that we share together.  Join with me as a church family to pray as we begin our worship this night of the wondrous birth of Jesus!

People:  Lord and God of All.  In your son is our completeness.  We bless you together and praise you for the life in Jesus Christ that began at his birth so long ago.  In Him is our life of purpose her and our eternity forever after.  In the awe filled name of your son JESUS.  AMEN!

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day!!! Lots of Special Music and a Blessing of the Toys.  Each child can bring their favorite gift.  Our prayer will be that it remind them of Jesus all year long!

John 1:1-14 ”The Forever Beginning of a Family”

The story of Christmas is a beginning and not an end.  Advent is over but the Christmas journey is only beginning.  This is the day that the Word becomes bless and walks among us!!!

Leader:  Christmas is HERE!  And Christmas is a family Story, one that we share together.  Join with me as a church family to pray as we begin our Christmas Day worship on this blessed Christmas Morn!

People:  God of Life, God of family.  Draw us close and allow us to see that Christmas is bigger than just gifts and much more than just one day in December.  Draw us close as we strive to remember that every day should be filled with the wonder of CHRISTMAS DAY!

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The holiday warm our spirits and gives us permission to hold the things of God close.  You are welcome to join us for Worship, teaching and service projects.  We at

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e a gentle place to visit and an easy family to “Break Into”.  Even if it has been a while, come join us.  We will save you a seat.

 

 

 

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