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anticipation - advent & christmas with luke 1 & 2


11/25/2018 – 12/30/2018

In this Advent and Christmas season, we will explore the events leading to the birth of Christ, as told by the gospel writer Luke. We will journey with Elizabeth, Zechariah, Mary and Joseph in their time of anticipation and waiting; and as we do so, we will encounter angels and hear the words of poetic songs that burst forth. As we anticipate God made flesh in Jesus, our waiting is mingled with the gift of time and space to dream new dreams and the light of hope, love, joy and peace.

November 25 – Waiting in the Silence – Luke 1:1-25
December 2– Holy Disruptions – Luke 1:26-38 (Candle of Hope)
December 9 – Journeying Together – Luke 1:39-45,56 (Candle of Love)
December 16 – Overpowering Emotions – Luke 1:46-55 (Candle of Joy)
December 23 – Great Expectations – Luke 1:57-80 (Candle of Peace)
December 24 (Christmas Eve) – Rise Up & Follow – Luke 2:1-20
December 30 – Now is the Moment – Luke 2:21-52

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devotional - i am mary

Advent Devotional 2018

You are encouraged to buy and read the Daily Advent Devotional I am Mary during advent this year. Limited copies will be available from the church office from November 11, or order it from your favorite bookstore as a print or e-book. Suggested book donation: $4. The devotional will complement our Advent & Christmas sermon series Anticipation as we ponder…

the way of gratefulness

The Way of Gratefulness

10/14/2018 – 11/18/2018

If gratitude is so good, why is it so hard to do? This sermon series is based on the Diana Butler Bass’ latest book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. In the prologue she writes, “This book is an invitation to become aware of gratitude in new ways, with the hope that if we see more clearly what is at stake, we might together nurture, encourage, and practice the sort of gratefulness that can change our hearts and communities.” Join us as we eagerly seek to experience the journey to a more grateful life.

October 14 – Everything is a Gift – Psalm 136, James 1:17
October 21 – Saying Thank You – Psalm 95:1-2, Luke 17:11-19
November 4 – Ripples of Joy – Mark 14:22-25, Acts 2:43-47
November 11 – Blessing Everyone – Matthew 5:1-12
November 18 – Making All Things New – Luke 19:1-10, Colossians 2:6-7

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