You are invited to the in-person Christmas Celebration Service on Dec. 24 at 10 am. The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE.
You can worship live on ZOOM by clicking the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9658816441 or Meeting ID: 965 881 6441
You can also watch Sunday services at your convenience by going to our website “watsonville1stumc.org” and click YouTube or Facebook. Each Sunday worship will be uploaded on Sunday afternoon for your viewing.
Celebration of Christmas on the Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 24, 2023, 10 am
This Sunday worship will be a Celebration of Christmas for the whole family. It will be a festive and yet meaningful affair. Come and soak up the joy and the meaning of Christmas! And do invite your family and friends.
Children’s Time “God’s Message to Us on Christmas” Pastor John
*Following worship there will be a Children Christmas Craft of making Traditional Filipino Parol (Bethlehem star) led by Marjorie Martinez and her helpers in the Social Hall during the Coffee Hour. Parols are star-shaped lanterns that symbolize the star that guided the 3 wisemen to the Christ child in Bethlehem.
I recently had an experience stargazing that filled me with awe. As I first watched the night sky unfold, I didn’t find the darkness very comforting. But then I felt a sensation of welcoming the darkness in and letting it surround me. Soon, I found a canopy of light twinkling above me, and I felt myself falling up into the sky, letting the arms of the sky wrap around me! I realized that God created the world above me. I was in awe of God’s glory, wonder, and light. For God so loved the world he gave the sun (son!), moon and stars at night.
Special Music Masters in this Hall Adult Choir
Trad. French, Arr. C. Miller
Message The Magnificat, the Song of Mary Rev. John Song
Part 4) “Prince of Peace”
We will conclude the Advent Sermon series on “The Magnificat, the Song of Mary” with Part 4) “Prince of Peace”. We will examine the biblical meaning of peace and our participation with the “Prince of Peace” in making peace in our world today.
Isaiah 9:6 (NRSV)
For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders,
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, I give unto you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”