Sunday, December 11, 2016 (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.)

Third Sunday of Advent

Sermon:“It’s a Wonder-full Life”, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching
Scripture: Luke 1:47-55

This Week’s Music

8:30 a.m.

  • Prelude: Joy to the World; Janet Vogt; Shelly Edwards, pianist
  • Postlude: Joy to the World; M. S. Kelsey; Shelly Edwards, pianist

10:30 a.m.

  • Prelude: Christmas Joy; L. C. Daquin; Jonas Nordwall, organist
  • Anthem: Gloria; Randol Alan Bass; The Chancel Choir; Erick Lichte, conductor
  • Offertory: Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow; Michael Mazzatenta; The Sanctuary Bells
  • Postlude: Fugue Finale (Pastorale Sonata); J. Rheinberger; 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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