December 2013 22nd MT. OLIVE YPD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 24th CHRISTMAS EVE 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9: 6
ADVENT SEASON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT: HOPE Our hope is in God, and in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the One appointed by God to be judge of all things. He is the One through whom God has promised to save and redeem His people.
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT: PEACE Our peace is found in God and in His Son, Jesus Christ. John the Baptizer and all the prophets reminded us, that to receive peace we must be prepared for it.
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT: JOY Our joy is in God and in God’s Son Jesus Christ. Like peace, joy is a gift from God. It overtakes us and fills us when we remember what God has done and what God has promised to do.
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT: LOVE Jesus shows us God’s perfect love. He is God’s Perfect Love in human form. Those who believe in Christ and live in Christ, live in love. Love transforms and perfects all things. It never ends.
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS We thank God for God’s gift of Jesus, the Christ. We thank God that through Christ; light has come into the world and made it possible for us to see, and in seeing, to rejoice. His truth, His love, His very self, transforms all who receive him.
Jesus is the reason for the season. He is the greatest gift anyone can receive. Merry Christmas!
Rev. Margaret E. Simms and Family & The Mt. Olive Church Family