First Congregational Church Of Wyandotte

98 Superior Blvd. at First St. Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

Founded 1892.

Readings & Sermon Titles for December 2017 & January 2018

Date Scripture Sermon Title Overview
3rd Sunday of Advent
Children's Christmas Play
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:1-11
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28
"Signs of Joy" In the midst of heartache and hardship, it is easy to lose sight of the joy of God which surrounds us. One way to see joy is to look at the faces of innocent children who have not yet learned to hide their emotions. In the midst of this joyful season, we will watch our young people tell the story of Christmas. What keeps you from feeling joy? When you are heavy burdened, does joy give you hope or do you resent someone else’s joy?
Christmas Eve Service of Light at 7:00 pm
Communion will be Celebrated
(**PLEASE NOTE: There is NO 10:30 am morning Service today! **)
The evening service will be a blend of scriptures pointing to the coming of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus. There will be much singing of Christmas hymns with a short reflection on the story of Christmas. Please bring a canned good for St. Stephen’s Pantry; they serve our city’s members all year long if they are in need.
Christmas Hymn-Sing
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
This first Sunday of Christmas we welcome Rev. Dr. Robyn Moore. It will be a casual morning of Christmas hymns with a brief message.
Communion Sunday
1st Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
Epistle: Acts 19:1-7
2nd Gospel: Mark 1:4-11
"Defining Moments" Everyone has moments in life that define them. They can be large and obvious or small and only realized when we look back at them. We read of two such moments in Jesus’ life. How different and yet similar they are. What are some of the defining moments in your life? How have they changed you?
01/14/2018 Old Testament: 1 Samuel 3:1-10
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Gospel: John 1:43-51
"Known and Loved" God knows the heart of the person. We are all loved. We are all called. Sometimes we miss the message and we need the help of others to see what they see within us. How has God called you in your life? Who are the people who have helped you to see who you truly are deep down?
Ecumenical Sunday
Old Testament: Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Gospel: Mark 1:14-20
"And So – It Begins" Jesus calls and his followers dropped everything. Jonah walks through Nineveh and the people repent. There was something authentic about both these individuals that caused people to listen and change who they were. Who in your life do you truly listen to when they speak? How has your life changed, because of this person’s influence in your life?
01/28/2018 Old Testament: Exodus 20:1-5a
Epistle: 1 John 5:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 22:34-38
"Be the Church – Love God" In week one of our nine-week “Be the Church” series, we will look at what it means to “Love God”. All of what we believe and how we live hinges on our understanding of God and what God has called us to be and how God has called us to live. What do you think it means to love God with all you have and place God as primary in our lives? Look at your life. What is it in your life that shows God holds the primary place in your life? What needs to change?