Here’s a preview of what’s coming up at First:
The trustees have designated this year’s Thanksgiving Offering to go to the cost of temporary boilers stationed outside the building. We estimate that running these boilers will cost about $2,600 per week. Please prayerfully contribute what you can, either using the special envelope or indicating it on the memo line of your check.
Clothing for the Needy
The New York City Rescue Mission needs to stock its shelves with new and gently used clothing for men: light jackets, socks, underwear, t-shirts, shirts, dress shirts, jeans, slacks, suits, and shoes. Gentlemen, take a look through your closet and see what you can give. If anyone would like to participate, please give your donations to Matthew or Gordon by Sunday, December 21.
First Sunday of Advent
We begin our celebration of our Lord’s incarnation this Sunday! The congregational songs this week are as follows. (If you don’t know a song, click its title and you’ll be taken to a video or audio rendition.)
- ”Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus“
- “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel“
- “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence“
- “In Christ Alone“
- “Lift Up Your Heads“
- “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne“
The sermon text will be Isaiah 6.
Christmas Concert: Handel’s Messiah
Saturday, December 6 at 7pm, the choir will present Part One of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Promotional material is available, so take some and invite your friends to join us and taste the mercy of Christ. Let us pray that God will use our efforts to advance His gospel purposes in our city.
Forward on our Knees
On the morning of the Christmas concert, we will have a prayer and mission event called Forward on our Knees. Come to 79th and Broadway Saturday, December 6 at 9am for a time of prayer for our neighborhood and for the gospel’s advance here at First. And then we’ll hit the streets and invite people to come to the concert that night. It will be a great time to pray and be on mission together. Hope to see you there!
Save the Date
- Sunday at 9am: Deacons Meeting
- Wednesday at 7pm: Worship Choir Rehearsal
- Thursday at 7pm: Messiah Dress Rehearsal
- Friday, December 5 at 7pm: M’Cheyne book group
- Saturday, December 6 at 9am: Forward on our Knees
- Sunday, December 6 at 7pm: Handel’s Messiah, Part 1
- Wednesday, December 17 at 7.30pm: An Irish Christmas with the Gettys
See you Sunday!