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by Noon Friday
Kewanee United Methodist Church
"Making Disciples - Whatever It Takes"
108 East Central Blvd. - Kewanee, IL 61443-2246
Phone: (309) 853-4497
Welcome to First United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Book of Worship reminds us that “Advent derives from the Latin adventus, which means ‘coming.’ The season proclaims the comings of the Christ—whose birth we prepare to celebrate once again, who comes continually in Word and Spirit, and whose return in final victory we anticipate.”
This year’s themes for the four Sundays of Advent are:
November 29: Be on the Watch
December 6: Prepare the Way of the Lord
December 13: Produce Fruit
December 20: My Soul Magnifies
Although the themes can touch on the three “comings” listed above, they particularly reinforce the idea that Jesus “comes continually in Word and Spirit” and our readiness for daily encounters with Jesus.
I invite you to join us this Advent Season. Saturday Worship is conducted in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m. Sunday Worship is held in the Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. May you have a Blessed Advent!
Yours in Christ,
Paul Copeland, Pastor
We've a Story to Tell to the Nations
1. We've a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light.
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright;
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.
2. We've a song to be sung to the nations,
that shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
a song that shall conquer evil
and shatter the spear and sword,
and shatter the spear and sword.
3. We've a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
hath sent us his Son to save us,
and show us that God is love,
and show us that God is love.
4. We've a Savior to show to the nations,
who the path of sorrow hath trod,
that all of the world's great peoples
might come to the truth of God,
might come to the truth of God.
We've a Story to Tell to the Nations - The United Methodist Hymnal Number 569
Text: H. Ernest Nichol, 1862-1928 (CWH attrib to Colin Sterne) Music: H. Ernest Nichol, 1862-1928
Tune: MESSAGE, Meter: 10 8.87 with Refrain
Courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/
L. Copeland - Senior Pastor