December 30, 2018. First Sunday of Christmas.
On the first Sunday of Christmas, we find the boy Samuel and the boy Jesus, both in the temple, both growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and humankind. We too have returned to the house of God “to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God,” who has gifted us with a savior. As the festival continues, “let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” It is Christmas, still.
Preparation for worship
Father, make me as eager as young Jesus to be in your house and to learn your teachings. Amen.
“Praise the Lord…young men and women, old people and children” (Psalm 148:7,12, NCV). Welcome!
Happy Birthday to David Niemi, born on January 3rd; and a Happy Anniversary to Jim and Nancy Smith, married on January 8th.
Naomi Circle meets at 9:30 am Wednesday for a workday.
9:30 am Sunday – Adult Bible class and Sunday School.
10:45 am Sunday – Worship followed by Pot luck
Dec. 30 Lector: MaryAnn Niemi
Next Sunday’s Lector: Lesa Berger
Happy New Year from Trinity Lutheran Church of Ava!