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We're open for worship!

We are so thankful to be able to worship together in-person, and we invite you to join us! We have returned to one combined worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:30am. This time of worship together, including Children's Church for kids up to 5th grade, currently remains mask-optional. The last Sunday of every month is our Family Fellowship Sunday when we gather intentionally, kids and adults, in one service to worship together both as families and as the larger church family.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

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Prepare Your Heart and Mind
Preparing for Worship - December 5, 2021

Peace On Earth. It’s a familiar saying at this time of year. We see it on Christmas cards, in our neighbors’ lighted lawn decorations, and even in television commercials. But this phrase was never meant to express a vague, sentimental desire for human beings to get along nicely. Instead, these words, declared by angels proclaiming the birth of Jesus, signal that God has sent his one and only way of peace to the earth. It’s a staggering truth: Through faith in Jesus Christ, we can have full forgiveness and everlasting peace with God! 


This second Sunday of Advent, our opening Call to Worship, based on Psalm 85:7-13, points us to this Advent promise of peace, and leads us to a response in song, Christmas Day. Then, Phil and Anna Swartzell will further explore the theme of PEACE as they light the next candle on the Advent wreath, and we’ll respond together singing What Child Is This and Away In A Manger.


After a brief welcome, we will pray for and dismiss all kids aged 3 yrs to 5th grade to Children’s Church and say a prayer together for today’s message. Mark Barnes then will continue our new Advent sermon series, Spoken and Fulfilled, with a message from Matthew 1:18-25 entitled “What’s Wrong with the World Today. Responding to God’s Word together, we’ll join in singing a new Christmas version of a familiar hymn, Crown Him (Christmas). We’ll close with a prayer for our Giving, and be sent out with some brief Announcements and a Benediction. Please tell us how we can be praying for you. You can drop a prayer request card in the giving box in the atrium, or send your prayer requests to: prayer@meadowsfamily.org.


Prepare your heart and mind for Advent worship this Sunday by prayerfully reflecting on the songs and Scriptures above. This week’s song playlist can be found on Spotify and YouTube. Everything you need to know about our Sunday worship services can be found on our website at meadowsfamily.org/sundays.


I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!

Mark

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December 05, 2021

Meadows Christian Fellowship

MCF Worship - December 5, 2021

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What to Expect When You Join Us In-Person

When you come, please come in through the Main Entrance.  That entrance has glass doors with a big WELCOME sign over them.  If you are dropping off children newborn-two (Littles), you can enter our side entrance. Littles can be dropped off 10 minutes before the service begins. 

What else can you expect...

Expect to be greeted warmly. Our welcome team will greet you with warm smiles behind their masks. We hope you feel welcomed and cared for, especially as we emerge from a pandemic. Feel free to ask questions of our welcome team, or stop by the welcome center for more information about our church.

Expect to see a range of attire. From suits & dresses to jeans & tees, come dressed comfortably for you. While we come to worship God and believe He is worthy of our best, we also believe that he cares far more about our hearts than our clothes.

Expect children to be valued and cared for.  We value children and want them to feel that they're a part of our family. During our 9:30 service, our team of volunteers help our children know, love and become like Jesus Christ. The last week of each month, we have our Family Fellowship Sunday. For that week, we keep the kids in our service and add kid-friendly elements that help us all connect as the family of God.  

Expect to sing. God’s people have always been singing people, and songs are a fantastic way to express our thoughts and feelings about God and to God. Each week we sing a mix of songs from hymns of the church to modern worship songs.

Expect to pray. Prayer is simply talking to God. We believe God delights to hear us talking with Him and that He works through our prayers. Prayer changes things. Prayer changes us. Most of the time, someone will be leading prayer from the front, but there are times, especially during our Family Fellowship Sundays, when we encourage praying together as the whole fellowship.

Expect teaching from the Bible. We believe the Bible is God’s inspired communication to us. In the Bible, we most clearly find what God has revealed about Himself and His desires for us. Each week, we take time to hear what God has to say, and we strive to apply His word to our lives in practical ways.

Expect to meet people who genuinely care about you. We call our church a fellowship because “fellowship” is an essential description of churches in the Bible. The biblical meaning of fellowship can be summed up by saying we love each other. We’re not perfect, but we do try to love each other as God has loved us. That love spills over to whoever walks through the door.

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