On Sunday, December 16, we celebrate the Third Sunday in Advent, including the lighting of the third candle on the Advent wreath.
At 11:00 a.m. we will join together in worship with prayer, song, a reading from Luke 1:26-56 and the sermon Waiting: Grace Is Coming.
We don’t know much about Mary. Mary was visited by an angel. We know that she was young. We know she was engaged to Joseph. We know she sang because grace had found her. Love knew her name.
The Rev. David J. Hanna will be preaching.
Following the service we welcome all to join us in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for refreshments and fellowship.
We welcome newcomers and visitors to join us for worship, which is traditional in style and contemporary in spirit, friendly and graciously welcoming, relaxed and engaging. The service includes contributions from members and clergy alike who lead us in a weekly expression of our faith with warm greetings, fine music, a children’s talk and sermons aimed at helping us understand how the teachings of the Bible can be applied to our lives today.
Since the early days of the church, the beginning of Advent was like the beginning of the new year. We start again the journey that takes us from Advent, through Christmas, to Jesus’ life and ministry, and to the final week and crucifixion. It may seem the journey ends, but Easter brings new life, and we have Pentecost where the Spirit of God breathes life into the church. We then engage in the ongoing work of being the church in God’s world. So, as we begin the Advent journey, some of the questions we ask are: Are we there yet? Is this it?