“My Soul Glorifies the Lord” (Magnificat)

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our journey of Advent and preaching series entitled “Canticles of Christmas” This second week of the series Kelly Erickson preached from Luke 1:46-55 on Mary’s song of praise in light of Gabriel’s announcement that we explored last week.

You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.


“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.’” (Luke 1:46-48)

Mary Visits Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45)

      She goes with haste 80-100 miles south

      Both ladies are full of the Holy Spirit

       The older blesses the younger three times

      Elizabeth names the truth of the Messiah in Mary’s womb

Mary’s Song – The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-49)

      Mary is young and under the rule of the Roman Empire

      Parallelism in how Mary takes great joy in her God

      Mary contrasts herself with God

Mary Sings of the Upside-Down Kingdom (Luke 1:50-55)

     Gives a picture of the New Kingdom created by Jesus

      Shocking new order

      Continues a pattern from the Old Testament (1 Samuel 2:1-8)

      The prophets predicted this sort of kingdom (Joel 2:28-29)


Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:

  • Spend time taking great joy in Jesus. Exalt Him; magnify Him; adore Him. Let His character overwhelm you.
  • Practice silence. Come into God’s presence, not needing to speak, but just to be with Him. What do you see? What do you hear when you stop talking?
  • Practice Noticing. Notice what God does. Notice His actions, His fingerprints on creation, His presence in others, and His goodness in your everyday interactions with others.

Eastbrook at Home – December 4, 2022

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Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM. This weekend we continue the journey of Advent and our preaching series entitled “Canticles of Christmas.”

Here is a prayer for this second Sunday of Advent from The Book of Common Prayer:

Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and the comfort of your holy Word we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

If you are able to do so, let me encourage you to join us for in-person services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM this weekend at the Eastbrook Campus.

If you are new to Eastbrook, we want to welcome you to worship and would ask you to text EBCnew to 94000 as a first step into community here at Eastbrook.

Each Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts. You can also access the service directly via Vimeo, the Eastbrook app, or Facebook.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in your tithes and offerings to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.

“May It Be Unto Me As You Have Said” (Fiat Mihi)

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we began our journey of Advent and a new series entitled “Canticles of Christmas” This first week of the series I preached from Luke 1:26-38 on the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary and her stunning response.

You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.


“’I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’” (Luke 1:38)

The Miracle of God’s Plan for the World (Luke 1:26-33)

The gift of a greeting from God’s messenger

The gift of the child from God

The gift of the coming king from God

The Miracle of God’s Plan for Mary (Luke 1:34-37)

The miraculous conception

The echo of Elizabeth, her cousin, and her child

The miraculous word of God

The Miracle of Mary’s Response (Luke 1:29, 34, 38)

Her response

Her identity

Her trust

Her waiting

From perplexity to wondering to surrendering


Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:

Eastbrook at Home – November 27, 2022

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Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM. This weekend we begin the journey of Advent and our new preaching series entitled “Canticles of Christmas.”

Here is a prayer for this first Sunday of Advent from The Book of Common Prayer:

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

If you are able to do so, let me encourage you to join us for in-person services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM this weekend at the Eastbrook Campus.

If you are new to Eastbrook, we want to welcome you to worship and would ask you to text EBCnew to 94000 as a first step into community here at Eastbrook.

Each Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts. You can also access the service directly via Vimeo, the Eastbrook app, or Facebook.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in your tithes and offerings to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.