Pastor’s Christmas Letter

“Be Adventurous this Advent
Celebrate Christ in Christmas!”

Venture back to Church   

 Part of Christmas preparation includes a flurry of buying, wrapping, cleaning and traveling.  Why not take time to participate in one activity, one worship service, a joyous caroling during Christmas, wrapping presents, making wreaths, taking pictures around the Christmas tree, singing carols or in the cantata, enjoying the Cantata and Children’s pageant. Also, I hope you will join your friends in faith on Sunday mornings  as we venture into Advent with themes of Hope, Peace, Joy,  and Love. 

Advent Sundays include sermons focused on the Gospel of Luke’s narration of preparing for Jesus birth.  Every worship service will have a special advent activity, music, blessing or sacrament. As you prepare for Christmas, please prepare your hearts and minds by reading the Sunday scriptures. (See the worship schedule below) Also, I have a goal to share a prayer every Wednesday on the website because our Wednesday prayer circle will not be meeting during the winter months.

Do Something Different    

People have apologized to me saying, “Sorry, I missed church. I was at the church of the comforter.”  Which means they stayed at home.  Why not make a Sunday into Comforter Sunday?  On a low attendance Sunday, December 30th, let’s make this, The Church of the Comforters”? Help us out by bringing a comforter, quilts and/or blankets to hang over the back of the pews on the Sunday after Christmas.  We will make this a traditional “The Church of the Comforters” Sunday.  Display your best quilt, sit on your most cozy blanket, and enjoy a casual worship of carols and comforting friends in faith.

May Advent be spiritually adventurous

And, may your Christmas be blessed with the spirit of Christ who is our Hope, Peace, Joy and Love,        

Pastor Deb