“The Gift of Christmas Present”
An Advent/Christmas series from Worship Design Studio/Marcia McFee
Thursday, November 9 at Le Fleur Shoppe, 4210 Grand Haven Road, Norton Shores, MI
6:00 p.m. Pizza Potluck
7:00-9:30 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship Nov. 26, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023
You are invited to join the worship team on Mon., Nov. 7 at Deb Moon’s Le Fleur Shoppe. Members of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate in the one-time commitment. The ideas generated at the brainstorming are used in worship. The pizza potluck begins at 6:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share. Brainstorming is from 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Advent can be filled with worry about finding the perfect Christmas gifts. Deep down we want people in our lives to know they are special and that we love them. But sometimes we overlook the greatest gift of all – our very presence. Our spiritual ancestors were also worried – often about survival in the midst of political occupation. And the response of the scriptures is “the Holy Living One is with you.” Like a shepherd who never leaves the flock, we are held close. This season, we are invited to be the gift of presence for our loved ones, for our communities, for those who need it most.
Click here for the brainstorming packet. Please read the Scripture and Pastor Mary’s message synopses and preview the videos before we gather if at all possible. Printed copies are available at church. There is a sign-up sheet on an information tower at church. You can also contact the church office (231-798-2181 or Office@LakeHarborUMC.org) or Karen Booth.
Please feel free to pass your ideas or questions along to Karen if you can’t make it to the brainstorming.
Here is what we came up with:
Here are our ideas for the sanctuary: