December 24 – 25 Worship Services

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, will offer the following worship services to celebrate The Nativity of Our Lord:

Sunday, December 24 :

9:30 am – Fourth Sunday in Advent Communion Service

3:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service

7:30 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service (Special music 7:10 pm)

Monday, December 25:

10:00 am – Christmas Day Communion Service

Sunday, December 31:

9:30 am – First Sunday of Christmas Communion Service

Worship Theme for December 17

On this Third Sunday of the Advent season of the church, our theme is one of rejoicing. It is a time to restore our faith in the promises of God.  Though God’s promises have not been completely fulfilled, we are closer to them today than yesterday.  We light the “pink” candle on our Advent wreath to announce our rejoicing.

Scripture readings: Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8,19-28.

Prayer of the Day: “Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the words of your prophets, that, anointed by your Spirit, we may testify to your light; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.” Amen

Worship Theme for Sunday, December 10th

The Second Sunday of the Season of Advent continues with the theme of preparing the way of the Lord – in our hearts, in our lives, in the world.  We are called to re-order our lives so that nothing would get in the way of the Lord’s coming. We say it to one another in worship, in order to say it with our lives in a world in need of justice and peace.

Between our regular worship service. This will be an opportunity to make a fun calendar together to mark the days until we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Scripture lessons: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85; 2 Peter 3:8-15; Mark 1:1-8

Prayer of the Day: “Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son.  By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. ” Amen