Advent 2019 Series

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Celebrating Advent 2019

The Advent Wednesday Service Series this year is:  Advent and Christmas According to St. Luke.

This series will look through three major scenes in the Gospel Book of Luke to tell us more about what God is doing and how we can respond in faith.

The services are a joint event for the four churches of Crossroads Shared Lutheran Ministries:  Waldeck Evangelical – Ledbetter, Bethlehem – Round Top, St. Paul – Shelby, and MLLC.  Both Pastor John David Nedbalek and Pastor David Tinker will share leadership at the services.

The 3 Wednesday services will be on December 4, 11, and 18.  A fellowship meal will be at 6 p.m.; and worship at 7:00 p.m.  All events will take place in the fellowship hall at Martin Luther Lutheran Church.

Here are the themes of each week:

December 4:  Annunciation – the visit of the Angel Gabriel to Mary

December 11:  Birth – the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem

December 18:  Response – the shepherds praise the newborn Messiah

We look forward to seeing you at worship on this three weeks.

Decorating for Advent & Christmas

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The people of MLLC have been working hard to decorate for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.  It takes time, love and energy to make this all come together.  Thankfully, we have these to share in abundance.  We had elementary, junior high, senior high youth working on this, as well as various adults up into their 90s.  It is such a joy to see all generations working together on a project. Thank you to all who gave of their time to decorate the church, both inside and outside.  There are still some small details to prepare, and these will be ready for Sunday.

Here are some photos of the work which has been done by the crew of youth and adults:

 

 

Advent begins this Sunday, December 3, which is the latest it can start.  Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas Day.  The Sundays of Advent are December 3, 10, 17 and 24.  We gather for worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  We also gather for worship on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. – this month that is on December 9 and 23.

Some special items of note for these Sundays:

December 10 – Children’s Christmas Program and Brunch

All are invited to the meal following worship.  This is a pot luck meal, with main dish soups provided by the Christian Education Committee. Even if you do not have a child in the program we invite you to enjoy the fellowship and food

 

December 17 – Carol Service

This annual tradition provides an opportunity for various people in the congregation to share their musical gifts and talents during worship.  Contact the church office soon so we can include your musical presentation.  Singers, choirs, musicians, musical groups and the like will offer Advent and Christmas music during worship.  All are invited and welcome to worship the Lord and to enjoy the music on this special day.

 

Advent Wednesday Services

All are welcome as we will celebrate the Season of Advent with our partner church, Waldeck Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The church is located at 6915 Waldeck Church Lane, Ledbetter, TX 78946 – this is about 6 miles south of Ledbetter at the corner of FM 2145 and FM 1291.

Schedule of Wednesday Services

Wednesdays – December 6, 13, and 20

Worship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meal.

 

Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve – worship at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 24, Christmas Day – worship at 10:00 a.m.