I pray you are having a very blessed Thanksgiving week and that you have had a chance to be with family and or friends and to remember God’s wonderful blessings. Next Sunday we will be going Christmas caroling, there are sign-up sheets in the Narthex and in the office,. I hope to carol to some of our shut-ins, our members, and friends who might need a special reminder of God’s love for them this season. This Sunday we will be starting the season of Advent. You will notice the church is beautifully decorated (thanks to all who helped with this) and we will start having Advent Candle lighters as a part of the worship time.
Advent is a season of preparation for Christ coming. We wait expectantly and excitedly for the coming Messiah. The Jews waited for centuries, praying for the Messiah to come. We wait knowing that He has come and that He comes to us anew each Christmas.
I will be preaching this Advent Sunday on the passages in Isaiah that predict Christs coming and the kind of Messiah He will be. He was not what the people expected, but He was exactly what the world would need. He is exactly what we need today. Isaiah predicted that the Messiah would bring Peace and Light to the world. Next week we will talk about the Messiah bringing Righteousness and in the third week of Advent we will spend some time celebrating in song Jesus coming and after Sunday school on December 12th, we will be having an all-church time of food, fun, and fellowship. I pray you can be with us this Sunday as we begin the Advent journey together.
We will have childcare available, Kids’ Worship, and Sunday school for all children and youth. The Adult classes are all meeting together for education and Christian fellowship. If you choose to wear a mask as a gift of love, please do, but there is no requirement for masks in the church.
We will continue to offer worship on the radio tune to 89.5 FM in the Parking Lot 4 Praise and by TV in the Chapel and with social distancing in the Fellowship Hall. It is truly a joy when the Body of Christ gathers and I hope you can be with us in Worship this Sunday.