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Pastor Matt Riley                 pastormattpriley@yahoo.com             Union Sunday Worship 10:30am


SUNDAY'S BEGINNING December 3             9am Gray Summit — 10:30am Union


“Joy to the World,” a beloved Christmas classic, turns 300 this year. Composer Isaac Watt’s interpretation of Psalm 98 invites us to sing a “new song”–and it is a powerful cosmic performance of all creation being renewed and freed. Rather than “joy” being yet another word for “happiness,” we will discover that the depths of joy can be found especially in the midst of suffering, the work of justice, and the presence of compassion–all part of the coming of Jesus to this world and a message the world still so desperately needs.

December 1: WEEK 1 “Prepare Him Room: Hopeful Joy”
Isaiah 2: 1-5, Psalm 98, Romans 13:11-14
December 8: WEEK 2 “Repeat the Sounding Joy: Loving Joy”
Isaiah 11: 1-10, Psalm 98 , Matthew 3: 1-12
December 15: WEEK 3 “Make the Blessings Known: Unabashed Joy”
Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 98, Luke 1: 46b-55
December 22: WEEK 4 “Make the Nations Prove: Peaceful Joy”
Isaiah 7: 10-16 , Psalm 98 , Matthew 1: 18-25
December 24: CHRISTMAS EVE “The Lord is Come: Incarnate Joy”
Isaiah 52: 7-10, Psalm 96 , Luke 2: 1-20
December 29: SUNDAY After CHRISTMAS “Wonders of His Love: Compassionate Joy”
Isaiah 63: 7-9, Psalm 148, Matthew 2: 13-23
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