Advent continues…

Advent 2013Advent continues to be a blessed time for our congregation.  We were graced with a fine sermon and liturgy from our intern, Doug, on Sunday along with beautiful music from Jennah Delp-Somers and two of the iSing girls.  Then the day was capped off with a lovely Open House hosted by the Spiridons.  Good friends – old and new, good food, good community.  Thanks to Nana and Alex for being such gracious hosts.

This Sunday the service will be led by our other intern, Naomi.  She will be preaching on Isaiah’s vision of a blooming desert and God who comes to a young woman in Galilee with an incredible message of good news.  In Adult Spiritual Formation we will look at some of the beautiful poetry that Ann Weems penned for her seasonal volume, Kneeling in Bethlehem, plus everyone is invited to bring Advent/Christmas/Epiphany poetry to share.  Then at 4 PM everyone is invited to come back to the church where we will divide up to go caroling to the members of our community who don’t get out easily or often.  Following the caroling, we’ll return to the church for chili.  It will be another full and fabulous day to share with a family member, friend, neighbor, colleague or stranger or two.  See you Sunday at 10 AM.

May God’s new thing flourish within us and among us.
Pastor Rick