Help families celebrate the birth of Jesus, God with us, as you use this God With Us Family Advent Worship Series. Each week family members of all generations will come together to worship in an informal setting. We will learn that in Jesus, God is with us as our Potter, our Shepherd, our Living Branch and our Guide. The order of service each week includes the lighting of the Advent wreath, hymns,special responses for children, prayers, a message for children and adults, a family craft project and discussion questions for a family conversation.
- Week 1: Our Potter (Isaiah 64:8-9): God is with us as our Potter, and we are the clay. Through faith in Jesus, we are formed as a new creation as God shapes us according to his will. Families will use air-dried clay to make a Christmas ornament.
- Week 2: Our Shepherd (Isaiah 40:10-11): God is with us as our Shepherd. Jesus our Good Shepherdcame to lay down his life and rise from the dead to bring us forgiveness and eternal life. Families will create paper and cotton ball sheep.
- Week 3: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1-2): God is with us as our Living Branch. Jesus, a shoot from the stump of Jesse, was born into the family tree of King David. By faith we are the branches, and Jesus is our true Vine. Families will plant and grow a little Bethlehem field from grass seed.
- Week 4: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3, 5): God is with us as our Guide. He leads us according to his Word. Jesus is our Way back to God, our Way to eternal life. Families will create Bible bookmarks to keep for themselves or to give as gifts.
Kit includes everything you need foreach service as well as a CD-ROM (Mac/PC) with the text of the entire kit in .rtf (rich text format), a list of contemporary music song suggestions for each service, web banners, and PowerPoint documents of all the services with images and text (along with a copyright release) for use on screens. Kits are not returnable.
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