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December 2018

Puppet Christmas Musical Sunday, Dec. 16, 6:00 p.m.

By |December 13th, 2018|Advent-Christmas, Announcements|

Join the laughter at 6:00 on Sunday, December 16 for the fun-filled Puppet Christmas Musical, featuring the program “Star Search,” in which some of heaven’s stars are doing their best to stand out and shine brilliantly, so they will be chosen to help announce the birth of a Savior down on Earth. What qualities is [...]

“What is Our Job at Advent?”/Rev. Rodger Allen Luke 3: 2-3, 7-17; Zeph. 3:14-20/12.9.18

By |December 11th, 2018|Advent-Christmas, Sermons|

            Today we begin by taking a look at two famous figures of the Christmas season, two people we hear about every year at this time. The first . . . is Santa Claus – yes, in a church service! Santa Claus is a happy man, “jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” who dresses in a bright cheery colorful suit, all red and white. Santa doesn’t turn away from a fine meal or favorite goodies, apparently; he’s also been described as “plump,” and many people have to use a carefully-placed pillow or two to dress up like him. In fact, he sort of represents the good foods we all indulge in at Christmas time – the candy canes and Christmas cookies and egg nog and, according to one song, “figgy pudding,” whatever that is. At this time of year, we share in Santa’s fondness for goodies. […]

MANY ADVENT EVENTS TO GET YOU IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

By |December 3rd, 2018|Advent-Christmas, Announcements|

Now until Dec. 31 Once again we will have our church doors and a Christmas message of hope at the: Holiday in the park (Twin Lakes Park) yearly light festival. Don’t miss out on warming your heart for the holidays. Each year more and more lights are added.    December 16 at 6 P.M.    [...]

Reverse Advent Calendar to Help the Needy

By |December 3rd, 2018|Advent-Christmas, Announcements|

Jane Blair shared this excellent idea with us: A simple way to help a neighbor in need during the Advent season!  

December 2016

“Preparation, Patience and Perseverance” 12/11/16 Scripture: Mt 25:1-13, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-13 by Rev. Laurie Williams

By |December 12th, 2016|Advent-Christmas, Sermons|

          As you know, we have now entered the third week of Advent- already.  Time sure does fly!  I don’t know about you but I’m done with my shopping.  I haven’t wrapped anything yet but I have finished buying Christmas presents.  I do know that this can be a very hectic time in the lives of people who celebrate Christmas whether it has religious meaning for them or not.  We run around shopping, decorating, baking cookies and special meals, going to choral concerts and puppet musicals, having Christmas parties, and for some of us, preparing for arrival of family and friends.  In all that hustle and bustle the importance of the season of Advent may get lost on us.  During this season it is vital for the Christian to prepare, be patient and persevere.  […]