December 1 is the First Sunday of Advent—“Old Promises Made New” is the theme, as we hear God’s assuring us through the prophets that a better world was on its way, and Jesus’ declaration that that world, the reign of God, was near at hand. We will get a foretaste of the kingdom in our communion meal. Victoria and Wyle Beyer light the Advent wreath.
December 8 is the Second Sunday of Advent—“Seeing How Things Are” As hopes stir for a better future, we assess how far we are from where God wants to take us, individually and together. In Matthew 3:1-12, John the Baptizer point us forward and calls us to repent so we can get there from here. The Lisotto family will light our candles.
December 15 is the Third Sunday of Advent—“God Breaks In”
If you trust in God’s promises, you don’t need to be disappointed in the present. It is God who will break into this messy, disappointing world and transform it—with our help. The Eric Sauereisen family will light candles and Elizabeth Hur will join us on violin.
December 17, “Hope for the Holidays” Service, 6:30 p.m.
December 22, the Fourth Sunday of Advent—“It Starts Small”: How does Jesus meet and exceed expectations?
Christmas Eve, 5:00 p.m. worship—family-oriented worship including interactive story, favorite hymns and candlelight!