SUNDAYS, BEGINNING NOVEMBER 29
CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24
“Advent” is a word that simply means “coming.” In many Christian churches, it refers to the second coming of Christ, but it also refers to a season of expectancy in anticipation of the celebration of Christ’s birth that we celebrate at Christmas. During the Advent Season, we focus on the promised Messiah, the Christ. We try to put ourselves in the place of the Jews, who for centuries had awaited the coming of the Promised One of God, who for hundreds of years had had no prophetic voice to reassure them of the Messiah’s coning. We recognize Jesus as that Promised One of God, who became like us in order to bear our sins on the cross of Calvary for our salvation.
So during Advent, we anticipate his coming as a baby and his return as Conquering King.
The candles that are lighted each week represent the Hope of humanity, the Peace that He brings to our world, the Joy of a personal relationship with God, and the everlasting Love of God that sustains us day by day.
|1st Sunday||November 29||Hope||Micah 5:2, 1 Timothy 4:9-10|
|8:15 am||Brad and Shirley Bertlkamp|
|9:35 am||Scott and Melanie Cooke|
|11:00 am||Kara and Matt Underwood|
|2nd Sunday||December 6||Love||Isaiah 2:4-5 & 9:6, Philippians 4:4-7|
|8:15 am||Kent and Marilyn Kramer|
|9:35 am||Harlow Family|
|11:00 am||Roger and Guinn Hahn|
|3rd Sunday||December 13||Joy||Luke 2:8-11|
|8:15 am||Renee and Don Morgan|
|9:35 am||Dustin and Devyn Bradley|
|11:00 am||Matt and Bridgit Christian|
|4th Sunday||December 20||Peace||John 3:16-21|
|8:15 am||Rod and Karen O'Neil|
|9:35 am||Steve and Christine Gates|
|11:00 am||Michael and Ginger Appleford|