What favorite Christmas Carol was written by Charles Wesley?
___ White Christmas
___ Away in a Manger
___ Hark the Herald Angels Sing
___ I’ll Be Home for Christmas
___ Jingle Bells
The correct answer is… “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.”
Charles Wesley is said to have written more than 6500 hymns. The text for Hark! the Herald Angels Sing is based on Luke 2:8-14 and was set to a melody by German composer Felix Mendelssohn.
There is a different Advent question each day at www.umc.org and click Advent Quiz
This year our Advent/Christmas Sermon Series is based on the Biblical characters in the Bible and the series is entitled “When God Interrupts!” Last Sunday Verna preached on Elizabeth and discussed the challenges faced by an older woman interrupted by God to have a child and then her husband Zechariah interrupted by God when he was told he could not choose the child’s name. We know the child as John…The Baptist.
This Sunday we take a look at Mary and when Life Seems IMPOSSIBLE! The next Sunday we look at Joseph When Life Gets Messy! The Final Sunday in Advent takes a look at the Shepherds and we look real close at “When God Interrupts!” We also have a different family lighting the Advent Wreath each week and of course our chance to sing our favorite Christmas Carols. Invite a guest and join us every Sunday.
THIS Sunday is a very busy day in the parish!
- Wesley Chapel worship at 10am
- Dorsey Emmanuel worship at 11am
- Lorien Worship at 2pm
- Blue Christmas Worship at Dorsey Emmanuel 6pm
Blue Christmas Worship is a special service that involves participation by everyone attending and focuses on the realization that the Christmas Season often brings some difficult memories and challenges. Maybe your family is separated by miles or deployment. Maybe your family is separated by divorce or death. Maybe you and girlfriend or boyfriends are no longer together. Maybe life just doesn’t seem to that Christmas Spirit This Year. Whatever the reason you may feel a little “BLUE” this season join us as we acknowledge the reality of your feelings and hope to leave with a knowledge of God’s love that will get us through.
Join us this Christmas season when God interrupts us all and we decide to lead follow or get out of the way! God already interrupted our Thanksgiving with 15 families in need of food and our parish responded by feeding them all, in excess of 70 people. Our Angel Tree is already full of kids who need a Christmas and Solomon’s Masonic Lodge has decided to partner with our ministry again as they have our baby mission. They have donated over $400 to bring Christmas to these kids. Do you have a business or organization that would like to join us? Ask! All they can say is no. Then what about each of us? Will we respond to God’s interruption by choosing a name and buying things off their wish list?
See you in the Christmas Season!