Sunday, December 7, 2014

2nd Sunday in Advent

Scripture: Mark 1:1-8
Sermon: “Locusts, Wild Honey, and Great Expectations”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching
Focus: John the Baptist as a bearer of hope… a calling into relationship with God.

This Week’s Music

  • Prelude: Great Is Thy Faithfulness; William Runyan; The Sanctuary Bells arr., Cathy Moklebust; Kris Sparks, director
  • Anthem: He Comes to Us as One Unknown; arr., John Ferguson; The Chancel Choir; Erick Lichte, conductor
  • Offertory: ‘Twas In the Moon of Wintertime; French tune; The Sanctuary Bells arr., Cathy Moklebust
  • Postlude: Noel; Louis Claude Daquin; Jonas Nordwall, organist

We extend a special welcome to our visitors. First United Methodist Church of Portland declares that we will be an advocate for peace in our local communities and world. As a Reconciling Congregation, members of this congregation have pledged to welcome and support all who want to worship with us, regardless of race, gender, class or sexual orientation.

Visit the Coffee Hour after worship today for a tasty treat, good coffee, and lively conversation. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the people and programs of First Church.

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