Reminder – #PrepareTheWay: 2nd Sunday in Advent – Festival of the 9 Lessons & Carols, 7pm

BLC - Advent 2015 - Prepare The Way

This coming Sunday, 6 December 2015, 7pm, we will be celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Advent with the Festival of the 9 Lessons and Carols. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service on this day. Light refreshments will be available after service.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a format for a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carolshymns and choir music.

  1. First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-19
  2. Second Lesson: Genesis 22:6-18
  3. Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7
  4. Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9
  5. Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
  6. Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7
  7. Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-20
  8. Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-12
  9. Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 

The best-known version is broadcast annually from King’s College, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve. It features carols sung by the famous Choir of King’s College, Cambridge:

The death and resurrection of Christ is intricately connected to the birth of the promised Messiah.  It is because we know the outcome of Jesus’ life and ministry that we are able to understand the significance of his birth; therefore, we observe, remember, and celebrate the birth of Christ through the lens of the cross.  As Christians we acknowledge that the birth of the promised Messiah and redemption of God’s people through death and resurrection is not the first of God’s salvific work, but a continuation of God’s promise.  Scripture invites us into the history of God’s redeeming work then, now, and always.

As we ‘Prepare the Way of the Lord” this Advent, we do so by remembering the old, old story of God’s love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and promise.  Together we join the whole hosts of heaven and the company of the saints proclaiming what God has done through history, is doing through the promised Messiah, and will continue to do in the final days.

This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. 

#PrepareTheWay: 2nd Sunday in Advent – Festival of the 9 Lessons & Carols, 7pm

BLC - Advent 2015 - Prepare The Way

Next Sunday, 6 December 2015, 7pm, we will be celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Advent with the Festival of the 9 Lessons and Carols. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service on this day. Light refreshments will be available after service.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a format for a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carolshymns and choir music.

  1. First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-19
  2. Second Lesson: Genesis 22:6-18
  3. Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7
  4. Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9
  5. Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
  6. Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7
  7. Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-20
  8. Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-12
  9. Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 

The best-known version is broadcast annually from King’s College, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve. It features carols sung by the famous Choir of King’s College, Cambridge:

The death and resurrection of Christ is intricately connected to the birth of the promised Messiah.  It is because we know the outcome of Jesus’ life and ministry that we are able to understand the significance of his birth; therefore, we observe, remember, and celebrate the birth of Christ through the lens of the cross.  As Christians we acknowledge that the birth of the promised Messiah and redemption of God’s people through death and resurrection is not the first of God’s salvific work, but a continuation of God’s promise.  Scripture invites us into the history of God’s redeeming work then, now, and always.

As we ‘Prepare the Way of the Lord” this Advent, we do so by remembering the old, old story of God’s love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and promise.  Together we join the whole hosts of heaven and the company of the saints proclaiming what God has done through history, is doing through the promised Messiah, and will continue to do in the final days.

This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. 

#BLCAdvent2015 – #PrepareTheWay: Advent & Christmas 2015

BLC - Advent 2015 - Prepare The Way

With today’s celebration of Doom/Christ the King Sunday, we begin the liturgical calendar anew and enter into the season of Advent, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus. For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives: to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

As Christians we live in a time of now and not yet.

Living as witnesses of the resurrection, we eagerly await the second coming of Christ by living a life worthy of the Gospel message. However, we often find ourselves impatient and exhausted by the call to share the good news of Christ.

Advent, the first season of the Christian church year, is a season full of anticipation and preparation. Advent helps us align our impatience, not with each other or the stumbling blocks of God’s mission, but with the long awaited Messiah, both now and not yet.  

This Advent we will talk about ‘Preparing the Way of the Lord’ within our community and our own lives by remembering the age-old story of God’s love and giving praise and thanks to God for God’s fulfilled promises.

Join us at BLC for Advent 2015: Prepare the Way.

 

May you and your loved ones be especially blessed this Advent and Christmastime.

All events are open events – please invite your loved ones and friends to join us this season. Kindly note that some of the services occur outside of our regular 10am service times (namely: 6 Dec and 20 Dec). 

Advent 2015 at Bangsar Lutheran Church, KL

Date Time Theme Readings Preacher
29 Nov 10am In community OT: Jeremiah 33:14-16

NT: I Thessalonians 3:9-13

Gospel: Luke 21:25-36

Rev. Dr. Tan Soo Inn
6 Dec 7pm Remembering the old, old story Festival of the 9 Lessons & Carols

Gospel: Luke 3:1-6

Rev. Augustin
13 Dec 10am In our heart, soul, & mind OT: Micah 5:1-5

NT: Hebrews 10:5-10

Gospel: Luke 3:7-16

Pastor Daniel
20 Dec 7pm Giving Praise OT: Zephaniah 3:14-20

NT: Philippians 4:4-13

Gospel: Luke 1:39-56

Rev. Augustin

REMINDER: #BLCAdventXmas2014: 4th Sun in Advent – Festival of the 9 Carols & Lessons, 7pm

BLCAdventChristmas2014

This coming Sunday, 21 December 2014, 7pm, we will be celebrate the 4th Sunday in Advent with the Festival of the 9 Lessons and Carols. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service on this day. Light refreshments will be available after service.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a format for a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carolshymns and choir music.

  1. First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-19
  2. Second Lesson: Genesis 22:6-18
  3. Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7
  4. Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9
  5. Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
  6. Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7
  7. Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-20
  8. Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-12
  9. Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 

The best-known version is broadcast annually from King’s College, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve. It features carols sung by the famous Choir of King’s College, Cambridge:

This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. 

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2014 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

#BLCAdventXmas2014: 4th Sun in Advent – Festival of the 9 Carols & Lessons, 7pm

BLCAdventChristmas2014

Next Sunday, 21 December 2014, 7pm, we will be celebrate the 4th Sunday in Advent with the Festival of the 9 Lessons and Carols. Please note: this will be an evening service and there is no morning service on this day. Light refreshments will be available after service.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a format for a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carolshymns and choir music.

  1. First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-19
  2. Second Lesson: Genesis 22:6-18
  3. Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7
  4. Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9
  5. Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
  6. Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7
  7. Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8-20
  8. Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1-12
  9. Ninth Lesson: John 1:1-14 

The best-known version is broadcast annually from King’s College, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve. It features carols sung by the famous Choir of King’s College, Cambridge:

This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. 

Find out more about BLC’s Advent and Christmas 2014 celebrations here. All are welcome to join us – please invite your loved ones and friends!

#BLCAdventXmas2014: Advent & Christmas 2014

BLCAdventChristmas2014

With today’s celebration of Doom/Christ the King Sunday, we begin the liturgical calendar anew and enter into the season of Advent, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus. For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives: to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

The theme of readings and teachings during Advent is often to prepare for the Second Coming while commemorating the First Coming of Christ at Christmas. With the view of directing the thoughts of Christians to the first coming of Jesus Christ as Savior and to his second coming as judge, special readings are prescribed for each of the four Sundays in Advent.

As we journey towards Christmas, we would like to invite you to join us on the various activities we have lined up this Advent and Christmas season and focus our thoughts collectively on the theme, “Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come!

May you and your loved ones be especially blessed this Advent and Christmastime.

All events are open events – please invite your loved ones and friends to join us this season. Kindly note that some of the services occur outside of our regular 10am service times (namely: 7 Dec, 21 Dec, 25 Dec, and 31 Dec). 

Advent and Christmas 2014 at Bangsar Lutheran Church, KL

DATE TIME EVENT READINGS SPEAKER LEAD WORSHIPPER
30 Nov (Sun) 10 am 1st Sun in Advent:Advent Youth Celebration Pastor Augustin Youth
7 Dec (Sun) 7 pm 2nd Sun in Advent:Advent Carol Service Pastor Augustin John Cheah
14 Dec (Sun) 10 am 3rd Sun in Advent John Cheah Meili Siaw
21 Dec (Sun) 7 pm 4th Sun in Advent:Festival of the 9 Lessons & Carols Pastor Augustin Alpha Lim
25 Dec (Thur) 8.30 am Christmas Day Service Pastor Augustin Leigh
28 Dec (Sun) 10 am Sunday after Christmas Alpha Lim Aaron
31 Dec (Wed) 11 pm New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service @ Luther House Chapel