Advent-Epiphany 2015-16 Worship Series

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 Freedom Bound

Community Mennonite Church

Advent-Epiphany 2015-16

Our Advent journey this year will be guided by scripture readings that suggest a world longing for freedom from the chains of injustice and sin. Bound as we are by personal, communal, and societal struggles, there is a path of justice, mercy, trust, and love emerging in our world. Heeding the voices of prophets like Jeremiah and Mary, the church walks with the expectation that encountering God among us is not only the truth of the first Christmas, but a real possibility for our lives today. This worship series will include choirs and instrumental ensembles as well as biblical storytelling and preachers from the congregation. Pastoral staff will be serving as worship leaders. As one small Advent practice to free us from the crush of many good things to do, we will not have verbal announcements in worship during this season. Announcements that are relevant to CMC will continue to appear in the Newsweekly, We welcome everyone to worship with us this season as we seek a more profound and peaceful experience of these weeks leading to Christmas. We’re also providing some Advent resources for individuals and families. Choose a devotional, Advent calendar, or a set of Advent candles for use at home.

Advent 1              Freedom Bound-the path of justice

November 29                       Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; Luke 21:25-36; I Thessalonians 3:9-13

Preacher: Andrea Saner

Fifth Sunday Offering to benefit Skyline Literacy

Advent 2              Freedom Bound-the path of mercy

December 6                          Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Luke 3:1-6; Philippians 1:3-9

Preacher: Jordan Luther

Advent 3              Freedom Bound-the path of trust

December 13                        Isaiah 12:1-6; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 3:7-18; Philippians 4:4-7

Preacher: Kent Davis Sensenig

Lord’s Supper

Advent 4              Freedom Bound-the path of love

December 20                        Psalm 80:1-7; Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:39-56; Hebrews 10:5-10

Preacher: Adam Yoder

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Thursday, December 24th at 6pm

Christmas 1         Freedom Bound-the path of service

December 27                        Psalm 148; I Samuel 1:18-20, 26; Luke 2:41-52; Colossians 3:12-17

Preacher: Sharon Wyse Miller

Christmas Breads at 8:30 am

W0rship at 10 am

No Sunday School or Adult Education

Epiphany             Freedom Bound-the path of inclusion

January 3                              Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12; Ephesians 3:1-12

Preacher: Joyce Peachy Lind





Community Mennonite Church
70 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA