On Sunday, December 9, we celebrate the Second Sunday in Advent, including the lighting of the second candle on the Advent wreath.
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.
At 11:00 a.m. we will join together in worship with prayer, song, a reading from Luke 3:2-14 and the sermon Waiting: Salvation Is Coming.
Attending to the small things – give to others, be honest, be fair – treat other people right. You see, our small efforts become part of God’s mighty redemptive work, part of God’s salvation work, which saves us too.
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.
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: What do we anticipate? Are we there yet?