Reactions to the Coming King
Through December 21/22
Jesus is coming, whether or not you want him to, and everyone reacts differently. Some deny his existence or work against him, while some actively facilitate his coming. This is the story both today and a little over two thousand years ago, for Jesus makes an entrance into our world twice in human history. The first was two thousand years ago in a town called Bethlehem, and the next one is still to come. This means that by definition to be human means that we are waiting on God, but don’t despair – he is coming. How do you react to the Coming King? How should you react?
“Believing the Impossible”
With Rev. JoNell Lindh
All are welcome to come and experience the warm and loving congregation that meets on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. as an alternate time for traditional worship. We will be listening to the Christmas story as told by Joseph. He’s the one who usually gets left out of the whole scene.
Saturday Night Alive meets in Smith Worship Center, but will meet in the Sanctuary for the Christmas Eve Travelers’ Service on Saturday, December 21, at 5:30 p.m. If you are going to be out of town on Christmas Eve and still wish to be at your home church, please come join us for this traditional candlelight and communion service.
5:30 p.m. in Smith Worship Center
The Saturday evening service features traditional Christ-centered, biblically-based sermons, along with a relaxed atmosphere and casual dress. You will experience a variety of worship music from various ensembles, soloists, and instrumentalists. Saturday night is truly alive at St. Andrew!
With Rev. Pam White
Each person in the Christmas story highlights an important aspect of Christ perfect nature. Joseph points the way to righteousness and challenges us to consider the “righteous branch” that was prophesied in Jeremiah, as well as what it means for us to live as righteous people.
8:00 a.m. in Festival Hall
Jump start your day with the Early Service. Relevant, Bible-centered worship blends traditional and contemporary elements. Let your spirit be renewed in this intimate and spiritual gathering.
“A Son to Raise as His Own”
With Dr. Scott Engle
Being a father to our Lord and Savior has to be a unique vantage point! Joseph had every reason to see the baby as little more than a source of scandal, shame, and embarrassment. Yet, God can change our vantage point, enabling us to see the events around us from a kingdom perspective.
9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
This is a Christ-centered worship experience built on a foundation of engaging biblical teaching. The Chancel Choir and other ensembles lead the powerful worship music.
With Rev. Robert Hasley
God calls us to be about the work of saving lives. How do we prepare for this mission?
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
This progressive-traditional worship experience is designed for people of all ages and in all stages of their faith journeys. Powerful music from the Chancel Choir, music ensembles and inspirational, engaging sermons combine to give glory to God and witness to our hope in Jesus Christ.
With Rev. Arthur Jones
Joseph is often overlooked in the story of Christmas and is seen as a minor character. But even minor characters can have a great impact. Joseph made possible the greatest story ever told.
9:09 & 10:39 a.m. in Smith Worship Center
The Well is a contemporary worship experience at St. Andrew. We are a family-friendly, alternative sounding, visually engaging community seeking to live like Jesus. The Well is a community of people worshiping the same God, but in a new way. Click here for more information.