Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sunday, November 27, 2021
First Sunday of Advent
Scripture includes: Isaiah 2:1-5 and Romans 13:11-14
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Wake Up and Get Ready”
Our lectionary texts for Advent are meant to prepare us for the coming of Christ. While the rest of the world skips forward to the birth of Jesus on Christmas, in worship, we wait together in prayerful anticipation of the powerful moment of God-with-us. Isaiah asks us if we’re ready for the hopeful future Christ brings. Romans wakes us up to the new reality of Christ-in-our-midst, listening for new ways to live into our responsibilities as Christ’s followers. During the season of Advent, we need to wake up and get ready for all Christ brings into our midst this Christmas.
Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the inaugural season of the Christian year. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the coming of Christ; thus, it is a season of both joyous and solemn expectation. The liturgical color is purple, symbolic of a spirit of preparation.
Advent Candle of Hope Lighting – The Combined Adult Sunday School Class
We light the Candle of Hope, and dare to open the dark places in our lives to the healing light of Christ. May our hearts be prepared for the coming of Christ and the creative, transformative power of hope.
Giving of our Resources
Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2022, whether in-person or online here – or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through in-person and virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.
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