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It's a Wonderful Life: Mary Hatch-Bailey/ Mary of Nazareth
"You really have a wonderful life, George. Don't you see what a shame it would be to throw it away?" These words from the classic Christmas movie still speak to us today in a world of disillusionment and pessimism. Join us this Christmas season as we celebrate the wonderful life we have received in Jesus!
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  • Mentor United Methodist Church
    8600 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM


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Can you imagine?

This Christmas season can we see the classic story of Mary getting word that she will bring forth the savior of the world?

a teenage girl from a small town in Galilee who is engaged to a carpenter will receive word that she is to birth Jesus.
You have found favor with God:

Isn’t it interesting that Mary has not done anything to this point and yet the angel says that you have found FAVOR with God. Favor in this passage simply means grace. You have been given grace. The gift of grace that is not earned.

We do not earn grace because of where we come from, our talents, or merit, our pedigree, how good we have been, our bank account, our zip code, we do not earn grace. It is Gods free and unmerited gift to us and we need only to receive the grace that he is offering to us.

Don’t be afraid, Mary, you have been given the free gift of grace!
I am the servant of the lord; Let it be to me according to your word:

Can we have the same heart to serve God as Mary did? Let this be the way we respond to the call of God in our lives.

Link to "It’s a Wonderful Life" Scene Mentioned in Sermon:

Advent Wreath Lighting

People are needed to light the candles on the wreath for the December 24th services. Individuals, groups of friends, or families may sign up.Follow the link below for more information or to register:
Charter Members Men's Choir Christmas Concert - December 15 at 7:30pm
Join Us on Christmas Eve!
Sunday, December 24

4th Sunday of Advent morning worship services at 9 & 11 a.m.

Christmas Eve Celebrations
Candlelight - Family Friendly

3pm - Traditional service with communion served

5pm - Traditional children's service featuring Children's Choirs

7pm - Traditional service featuring Charter Members Men's Choir

7pm - Modern service with iConnect worship team

9pm - Traditional service featuring Chancel Choir and Canticle Bells

11pm - Traditional service featuring Chancel Choir

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Worship Through Music

Music this week:

- Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy) (Chris Tomlin)
- He Has Come for Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) (Meredith Andrews)
- What a Glorious Night (Sidewalk Prophets)
- Mary Did You Know? (Pentatonix)
- O Come All Ye Faithful (Sing to the King) (33 Miles)

Music: Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)

Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy) (Chris Tomlin):

Music: He Has Come for Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)

He Has Come for Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) (Meredith Andrews):

Music: What a Glorious Night

What a Glorious Night (Sidewalk Prophets):

Music: Mary Did You Know?

Mary Did You Know? (Pentatonix):

Music: O Come All Ye Faithful (Sing to the King)

O Come All Ye Faithful (Sing to the King) (33 Miles):

Giving Back to God

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Miss a week?

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