Advent Worship and Study Theme: The Uncluttered Heart

Uncluttered Heart book coverThis Advent season, our worship theme and GroupLife’s featured curriculum for small groups will be based on the book The Uncluttered Heart, by Beth Richardson. The Uncluttered Heart will take us through Advent and Epiphany as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. Each week’s theme is listed below.

November 29: Hope

Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will give the message at the morning services and Pastor Debbie Weatherspoon at the evening service. The scripture is Jeremiah 33:14-16.

December 6: Peace

Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will preach at the morning services, from Isaiah 11:1-2, 6. Pastor Dirk Damonte will preach at the evening service. Holy Communion will be celebrated at all services.

December 13: Joy

Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will give the message at the morning services. Pastor Sam Yun will preach at the evening service. The scripture is Luke 1:46-53.

December 20: Love

At the morning services, Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will preach from Matthew 1:18-21, 24-25. At the evening service, Pastor Dirk Damonte will give the message.

December 27: Presence

Update: Seminary student Scott Kimball will give the message at the morning services and LAUMC member Phil Pompei will give the message at the evening service. Senior Pastor Mariellen Yoshino will give the message at all four services. The scripture is Isaiah 61:10-11.

January 3: Epiphany

Pastor Dirk Damonte will preach at the morning services. Pastor Sam Yun will preach at the evening service. The scripture is Isaiah 60:1-6.

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