Advent: The Prayer & Action of Christmas

November 22, 2021  |  wwilliams

Christmas Eve at Redemption

Join us for Christmas Eve services on Friday December 24th at 5PM or 11PM

Families: Childcare will be available for kids 5 and younger at the 5PM service

We will not have services on Sunday December 26th

Theme & Sermon Series

Advent means “arrival.” It’s a season where we anticipate the arrival of Jesus, the Savior of the world, at Christmas. “Prayer & Action” is our theme this year. Jesus is the answer to our prayers, as God takes action to deliver and redeem his people.

We’ll be in Mary’s Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55), where she sings a prayer of praise celebrating God’s action in Christ to save. Each week, we’ll have opportunities to enter the story: to pray and take action on behalf of vulnerable people groups in our city. These initiatives will support our Prayer & Action Groups that serve these populations all year long.

Advent Sermon Series:

DatePassage (Luke 1:46-55)
11/28What is the Magnificat?
12/5 Magnifying God through Prayer
12/12Magnifying God in Action
12/19Magnifying the Messiah
12/24Christmas Eve Services 5PM &11PM (Childcare is available for kids 5 and younger at the 5PM service)
12/26No Sunday Services

Advent Action

During each week of Advent, we will be highlighting a Prayer and Action group and their mission focus. We will join in their work by committing to a different “call-to-action” each week. In addition, we will take an advent offering that will help to financially support the ministries that are working in these areas.

Click HERE to learn more about Prayer & Action Groups

Week FocusAction Offering
11/28Criminal JusticeTake an Angel Tree ornament from the Christmas tree in the lobby and read the instructions about how to provide a Christmas gift for a child who has a parent in prison. Entrepreneurship training for those who are incarcerated. (Hustle PHX)

Give to Advent Offering
12/5RefugeesTake a Spoon Ornament from our Christmas Tree in the lobby that will tell you how to make a Welcome Box with kitchen supplies for refugees.Global missions among refugees. (Global Fund)

Give to Advent Offering
12/12At-Risk StudentsBring your favorite pair of shoes to church for students at Cesar Chavez High School. Drop the shoes off under the Christmas tree.Leadership development for at-risk students in local high schools.(AZ Reach)

Give to Advent Offering
12/19Sanctity of LifeTake a Picture Ornament from our Christmas Tree in the lobby to sign up as a volunteer to provide childcare for teenage mothers. Mentorship and community for teen mothers. (YoungLives) 

Give to Advent Offering