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December Adult Education

Introducing the “ADVENT STORY HOUR” – Sundays, Dec. 8, 15, 22.

Taking a cue from the “Moth Radio Hour” that airs each weekend on Minnesota Public Radio, the Adult Education Committee wants to invite members of the church to share stories with us on the three Sundays of Advent that remain after the Advent Workshop, which will happen on Dec. 1. Taking the themes from the first three Sundays of Advent in worship – Hope, Peace, and Joy – we would like to welcome four or five people to share on each of the subsequent Advent Sundays (Dec. 8, 15, and 22), an eight-ten minute story around that theme. Come and add to your own sense of hope, peace, and joy, by listening with love to the stories of others.

Worship Schedule and Responsibilities


Sunday, December 1: First Sunday of Advent - HOPE

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

Other Leaders: UCCNB Youth

Lay Reader: Carolyn P.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Mike S.

Communion Prep: Carolyn C. and Courtney J.

Sunday, December 8: Second Sunday of Advent - PEACE

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

Lay Reader: Linda B.-H.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Jerry M.

Thursday, December 12: Blue Christmas Service

Worship Leaders: Laura L., Beth D., Jan T., Connie B.

Music: TBD

Sunday, December 15: Third Sunday of Advent - JOY

Leader: Amy M./Children’s Program

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10 or Luke 1:46b-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

Lay Reader: TBA

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Jan T.

Sunday, December 22: Fourth Sunday of Advent - LOVE

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25

Lay Reader: Laura L.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Erik B.

Tuesday, December 24: Christmas Eve Service: 4:30

Preacher: Amy M.

Music: UCCNB Children

Tech Support: TBD

Tuesday, December 24: Christmas Eve Service: 10:00

Preacher: Beth D.

Music: UCCNB Choir and Co.

Tech Support: TBD

Sunday, December 29: The First Sunday of Christmas

Preacher: Amy M.

Lectionary Readings:Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18;

Matthew 2:13-23

Lay Reader: Doug C.

Tech Support: Mike S.

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