During this season of the year some folk are nearly overwhelmed with joyful celebrations while others will have to be away from family or alone for some reason or another. With that in mind, I would ask that you would pray for persons in the military, for persons who will not be with family during this time, and for our homebound and nursing home residents. Also remember Walt Keast who is recovering from surgery, Edith Haines who is taking treatments for cancer, and Pauline Hogzett who is in Oakland Manor for therapy. Add to that Elijah Dietz, a 9th grader in our school system, who was seriously injured in a car accident this past weekend.
Thanks to several volunteers, we were able to complete our Hanging of the Greens after worship last Sunday. The outside display and poinsettias will be added at a later time. The crowd at the RCA sponsored community Thanksgiving meal was down this year; but the food was still plentiful and delicious! Speaking of food—don’t forget our chili feed (free will offering) and nativity sets display this Saturday night (27th) from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. If you have one or more nativity sets to add to the display, be sure to wait until Friday or Saturday to drop them off. Come in the kitchen door if possible.
For this Sunday (28th)
• Scripture: Romans 13:10-14
• Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44
• Sermon Title: Do You Need a Wake-up Call?
- As we move through the Advent season reflect upon how this statement from our Communion liturgy applies—Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
- What does it mean to you that “When we will be saved is closer now than it was when we first believed?” (Romans)
- What works of darkness do you think people need to lay aside? (Romans)
- Do you ever think about the day our Lord will come again? Do you worry about it or look forward to it? (Matthew)
- How can we be ready for the coming of the Son of Man? (Matthew)
LOVE & JOY