‘Wounded for our transgressions’


Church Calendar

1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. — Isaiah 53:1-9 (KJV)


Sunday, Dec. 4

11 a.m.: The Grace Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present “The Christmas Light,” arrangement by Patrick M. Liebergen on Sunday, December 4 during the morning worship service.

The musical texts and dramatic narrative remind us of the hope, peace, joy, and love associated with the Advent season and of the coming of God’s light on Christmas day. The masterwork choruses and duet are selected from the works of J.M. Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Praetorius, and Schubert and arranged from the Christmas carol melodies of Gruber, Handel, Mendelssohn, and Wade. The dramatic narrative is drawn from biblical passages.

You won’t want to miss this special musical presentation!

2:30 p.m.: James Chapel Baptist Church will hold their Friends and Family’s Day.

Speaker for the hour is Rev. JC Edwards, Pastor of Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Blair.

Friends, family, and the public are welcome.

Your presence would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to attend we solicit your prayers.

5:30 p.m.: Please join us in the church yard of Grace United Methodist Church at our lighted Christmas tree for our annual Singing Around the Christmas Tree. Please bring a lawn chair if you aren’t able to stand.

Then following the singing our very talented and busy Children’s Ministry Team is planning to “showcase” the musical gifts of our children on December 4th at 6pm in the sanctuary. The children will delight us by ringing “Angels We Have Heard on High” with their bells, followed by singing “Away in a Manger,” and then concluding with a liturgical dance to “O Come All Ye Faithful!”

Please come and support our wonderful Grace kids as they help focus our attention on Christmas worship. This evening promises to honor the most cherished gift ever given through the musical gifts of children. We hope you can join us! You will certainly be blessed!

Monday, Dec. 12

6 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church, 308 Wallace St., Union, will have their Annual Christmas Caroling. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday, Dec. 17 & Sunday, Dec. 18

6 p.m.: Philippi Baptist Church will present “Under A Starry Sky,” a “powerful seven scene dramatic musical for Christmas presented by the 100 Member Adult & J-Crew Choirs.” The production tells the story of a family facing a bleak Christma due to the husband losing his job just before Christmas.

The production will be presented in two free performances presente at 6 p.m. each evening. The public is inivted to attend.

Sunday, Dec. 18

11 a.m.: Chambertown Community Lighthouse, 413 South Mountain Street, Union, will hold its Christmas Service. Dinner will be served following the service. All are welcome.

Saturday, Dec. 31

10:30 p.m.: Joint Watch-Night Services will be held at Galilee Baptist Church in the Sedalia Community. The message will be delivered by Rev. Charlie Jennings, Associate Pastor of Macedonia Christian Church. The public is invited. Rev. Malochia Rodgers, Sr., Pastor, and the Galilee Church Family.

Saturday, Jan. 7

5 p.m.: St. Luke Baptist Church will host a Relay for Life program. Rev. George Shell, Pastor.

1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. — Isaiah 53:1-9 (KJV)
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_IMG_0002Eastern.jpg1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. — Isaiah 53:1-9 (KJV)
Church Calendar
comments powered by Disqus