Welcome to Worship Connection!


Newton, Kansas

Rev. Scott McGinnis, Pastor

 December 20, 2020

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Voices from the Past

12 20 2020 Livestream video


Lighting of the Advent Candle Reading

The Advent wreath is a circle with no beginning and no end. It is a symbol of endless love and faithfulness. Out of darkness light shines, pointing us in hope to the One who came to overcome the darkness of this world and to be our light in the world to come.


Three weeks ago we lit the Prophecy candle and remembered those who first spoke the promise of the coming Christ child.


Two weeks ago we lit the Bethlehem candle, a symbol of the preparations being made to receive and cradle the Christ child.


Last week we lit the Shepherds' candle, remembering the first in a long line of people who joyfully shared the good news of the Savior's birth. 


The fourth candle on the Advent wreath is called the Angels' candle. It reminds us of the hope fulfilled in the first coming of our Savior and of our continuing hope as we anticipate his coming again. 


Four candles, burning bright,

Chasing away the darkness with light.

Four candles, glowing bright,

The blessing of God, giving new sight.


Prayer: God of angels and sheep, God of the poor and meek, in these days before Christmas, quiet us so we may hear where new life is struggling to be born, slow our rush so we may hear the faint sound of angel wings and the words whispered in hope. Open our hearts to the wonder of Immanuel, God with us.


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Hebrews 12 (NIV)


Please mail your offering to P.O. Box 249, Newton, KS  or if you would like to enroll in automatic withdraw, please send a voided check with the monthly amount to to care of Marsha Swander, FPC Teasurer.  Thank you for keeping your church in your thoughts and prayers.

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 We are blessed with volunteers who can pick-up needed items,

transport you to appointments, etc. 

Please don't be afraid to ask for yourself, or someone you know.  Please call the church (316-283-0504),  Tricia's cell (316-282-2331) or Rojean's cell (316-772-8128) with any needs.

We are all God's children! 

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God Bless you and your family!

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Newton, Kansas