This week we kicked of our 2015 Christmas series. It is always difficult to choose a Christmas series as it tends to feel repetitive and routine. Inspired by a number of churches around the county, we decided to title our 3 week Christmas series, Let It Be. As a part of the series, each week would highlight the message and the theme of the day by introducing a communion mediation moment. In our programming meetings, we choose three individuals who over the course of the three weeks would share their personal story live on stage, tying it into the theme, and then leading the audience through communion.
Special music was a new song by Laura Story entitled “Just Another Christmas”. Standard Christmas song that allowed us to kick off the season with a clear message and set up the theme well, reflecting what people may be sensing.
The first week our focus was on “Being Astonished” as we began the Christmas season and on reestablishing a fresh perspective. Josiah shared a powerful story of redemption during communion and encouraged a fresh set of eyes.
Introduced New Song “Defender” by Ben Kolarcik
O Come All Ye Faithful
Special: Just Another Christmas
Run Sheet: December 6, 2015