Hi Friends,

We have a rich Christmas Worship Service planned for this Sunday.  With all the trouble, challenge, heartache, frustration, fear, concerns, burdens that 2020 has brought, it is easy to let those overwhelm us.  But Christmas wants to remind us that no matter what we are going through- There is Good News!

Also, if you have time, we would love to have you join us for our Sunday Prayer Meeting at 8am.

Here’s the link to register if you are coming in person, https://www.eventbrite.com/o/christ-church-south-philly-31522935663?s=125255171

Grace and peace,

Pastor Jeff

Announcements

Christmas Trivia Night:  Tonight at 7:30pm we are having a Christmas Trivia night together on Zoom. You can put together a team of up to 6 people.  Register your team by texting by Ben this Saturday at 727-688-5402. If you don’t have a team, signup by texting Ben at and he will put you on a team. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86856487513?pwd=dU50bGh3R0JQbi9OZi9EbW8za2t1Zz09 

Christmas Eve Service:  We will be releasing an on demand, 30 minute, Christmas Eve Service that you can enjoy with your family at home on Christmas Eve.  There will be member’s reading scripture, a short devotional, and Christmas Carols.  This would be a great thing to enjoy with whoever you are spending the Holidays with! 

December Gift Collection: This is the last week that you can select a book from the church lobby display to give to the library of Covenant Mercies’ Lighthouse Christian School. You can continue participating until January 3, 2021, by purchasing a book from the online wish list found here: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/173Q1P7RUYVH2?ref_=wl_share. You can either mail the books to Covenant Mercies or drop it off at the church building by January 3. 

Small Groups: Our bi-weekly Small Group meetings are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night at 7:30pm. Sign up at: christchurchsouthphilly.org/hub.

Women’s Prayer Call: Join other ladies from the church in praying together during lunch on Tuesday at 12pm over the telephone.  To participate dial this number 1-646-558-8656 when prompted for meeting id hit: 820 1191 9450 #

Women’s Bible Study: Join other ladies as they continue to study the Sermon on the Mount and watch a video together by Jen Wilkin. The studies meet every other week on Sunday afternoon, Monday night and Friday morning. In addition, on Saturday mornings there is a group doing an inductive study for those who want to learn how to study the bible. Sign up at christchurchsouthphilly.org/hub

Men’s Bible Study:  Our men’s Bible study is studying Colossians. Meetings happen weekly on Tuesdays (7-8am) on Zoom. To join, sign-up online at christchurchsouthphilly.org/hub

CC Care FB: Check out our Facebook Group for resources for the community Christ Church South Philly Community Page

Special Advent Kids Church: During the Advent season Christ Church Kids Church will have a special Advent meeting on Saturdays at 10am on Zoom.  Join our email list by sending an email to info@christchurchsouthphilly.org.

Recovery Meetings: The New Life Recovery Meeting meets every Friday from 7-8:30pm via Zoom.  The Women’s Family Support Group joins the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. 

Online Giving: Give online at christchurchsouthphilly.org/give

Texting Numbers: New to Christ Church?- Text “CONNECT2CC” to 94000 // Want to connect more? Text “CONNECT2CC” to 94000.   

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Call to Worship (Playlist)

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior (Tit 3:3-6 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song

  1. Joy to the World
  2. Come Adore the Humble King // A Christmas Alleluia

Welcome

Advent

Sermon: There is Good News 

Text:  Luke 2:8-11

Speaker:  Pastor Jeff Beottcher 

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

Responding to God’s Word in Song – Angie

  1. O Come All You Unfaithful
  2. King of Kings

Benediction

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2Pe 3:18-1 ESV)