December – Second Sunday of Advent
At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases, we turn toward the approaching light of Christ. For Christians, he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come true.
As John the Baptist urged people to “prepare the way of the Lord” (Matthew 3:3), help me prepare my heart for Jesus’ coming.
(Matthew 3:2) so let us repent — turn our lives around —and prepare for the Lord’s coming.
We welcome and invite to our Lord’s Table all those baptized persons who truly believe that Christ is present in the elements of bread and wine. We offer both the small cup and the common cup. If you prefer the common cup, please refuse the small cup.
Council will meet immediately following worship today. TOPS will be using the church at 10:00 AM Tuesday.
Wednesday will be the bell ringing at Walmart. Do you know the time you are to be there?
10:00 a.m., Tuesday – TOPS meeting
9:30 a.m., Sunday – Adult Bible class and Sunday School
10:45 a.m., Sunday – Worship followed by Potluck
Today’s Lector: Jerry Johnson
Next Sunday’s Lector: