Advent according to the Prophet Jeremiah
Thanksgiving is Thursday. One day where as a nation we pause to give thanks for all that we have been given. For some, it’s not even a day. We can find ourselves in disagreement with family members, distracted by football, or desiring the Black Friday specials.
To help focus us this Advent Season we will be looking at the Prophet Jeremiah. His main message was simple, but difficult to follow. He called people to turn away from their wicked ways and dependence upon idols and false gods – the things that take us away from giving thanks and distracting us from worshipping God.
The Worship and Music Team chose “Awake, Awake, and Greet the New Morn” as our Advent Hymn. It is a song that calls us to give thanks for and share the gifts of Joy, Kindness, Light, Love, and Salvation. Could you think of better Christmas gifts?
Living out these gifts brings…
…Joy into a world filled with much sadness.
…Kindness into a world where there is too much cruelty
…Light into a world of darkness.
…Love into a world of hate.
…Salvation to a world that seems set on destruction.
These gifts do not have a sign, “Wait until Christmas” to open them – give them every day!
Join us in the days and weeks ahead.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship – Wednesday, November 22, 7 PM.
How fun to have long time member and first year seminary student, Tim Krieg giving the message. Stay for the dessert reception. But more importantly, bring a gift for VEAP, a nonperishable food item and household products. Follow the link for the For Most Needed Items https://veap.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Most-needed-items-flyer-2023.pdf
Advent Worship Candle Lighting – During Worships: November 26, December 3, 10, 17, and Christmas Eve. Individuals, friends, families are invited to light a candle, read a Bible verse, and say a prayer (all provided). There is room for you on November 26, December 10, 17, and Christmas Eve.
Invitation to Christmas Worship – The greatest gift to share.
Prayerfully consider inviting family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to come and hear the Christmas Story at our Candlelight Worships: 2, 4, and 10 PM. It is the one time of year people are most willing to open this present.
A Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!