Christmas Eve 10:00 pm Candlelight Service, December 24, 2017

First United Methodist Church of Stillwater, Minnesota 813 Myrtle Avenue West ~ 651.439.1880 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE OF WORSHIP December 24, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Click here for audio   Christmas Comes PRELUDE Rivertown Ringers Kathy Hartman, director Infant Holy, Infant Lowly Silent Night LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES Star Child…

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“What are you doing for Christmas?”, December 24, 2017

CHRISTMAS COMES ~ Fourth Sunday of Advent This year let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone alive. “What are you doing for Christmas?”        Click here for audio       Pastor Marty Raths Luke 1:26-38 Our theme for Advent has been Christmas Comes, and we…

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Choral Christmas Music

On Sunday, December 17th, our worship included a number of anthems by the choir which were interspersed throughout the service.  The words to those anthems are found below.  You can hear the choir by clicking this link.   The Holly and the Ivy Traditional Carol, Melody collected by Cecil Sharp,…

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Ready or Not, Here is Comes, December 17, 2017

CHRISTMAS COMES ~ Third Sunday of Advent This year let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone alive. “Ready or Not, Here it Comes”        Click here for audio       Pastor Donna Buell Matthew 1:18-25 In last Sunday’s sermon I talked about the lists many of…

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What’s On Your List?, December 10, 2017

CHRISTMAS COMES ~ Second Sunday of Advent This year let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone alive. “What’s on Your List?”        Click here for audio       Pastor Donna Buell Isaiah 40:1-11 , Mark 1:1-8 At this time of the year many of us…

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I’m Dreaming of a _______ Christmas, December 3, 2017

CHRISTMAS COMES ~ First Sunday of Advent This year let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone alive. “I’m Dreaming of a _________ Christmas”         Click here for audio   Pastor Marty Raths Isaiah 11:1-9, Luke 2:8-14 In the commercial season it began a week ago last…

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Advent – Christmas Worship 2017

This Advent season our theme is CHRISTMAS COMES and is inspired by the refrain of “Star Child” which is a song in The Faith We Sing (read the lyrics to this song below). We will be singing that refrain as we light our Advent candles of hope, peace, love and…

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An Experimental Church at the Corner of Greeley and Myrtle, November 26, 2017

THE EXPERIMENTAL CHURCH:  Powered by the Spirit “An Experimental Church at the Corner of Greeley and Myrtle”      Click here for audio     Pastors Marty Raths and Donna Buell Colossians 1:1-6, 9-12; 3:12-18 The comedian, Joan Rivers, used to have as a part of her routine the catch…

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An Experiment in Gratitude, November 19, 2017

THE EXPERIMENTAL CHURCH:  Powered by the Spirit “An Experiment in Gratitude”      Click here for audio   Pastor Donna Buell Luke 19:11-19 There is an amazing painting by contemporary artist James Christensen which richly interprets today’s text from the Gospel of Luke.  I included a black and white image…

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An Experiment in Generosity, November 12, 2017

THE EXPERIMENTAL CHURCH:  Powered by the Spirit “An Experiment in Generosity”       Click here for audio     Pastor Marty Raths Luke 19:1-10 A wise person once said, “There are two places that matter in the life of faith.  Where we are, and where Jesus wants us to be.” …

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