This Week’s Sermon

Sunday, December 10


Second Sunday of Advent




“God With Us”

As the Christmas season approaches we prepare for many different things.  The liturgical season of Advent is meant to be a time of preparing our hearts and lives to experience anew or afresh God who is with us.  This season we will take time to dwell on this reality, “God With Us.”  The threads of hymnody and the four Advent expressions of hope, peace, joy, and love will guide our conversations.  On Christmas Eve we will celebrate the light of Christ that announces that God is with us!  You are invited to join us this Advent season to proclaim, discover, or reclaim God who is with you.


 Until Sunday, God’s richest blessings.





    8:30 a.m. Chapel Service



 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary 





READING:   Isaiah 52:7-12 (CEB)


MESSAGE:   “Let There Be Peace (On Earth)”      Pastor Jim Hoffman







8:30 a.m.


Lay Reader:  John Rasmus


Ushers:  Joan Peschka and John Rasmus



10:45 a.m.


Advent Reader:  Nick Tinnel & Family


Lay Reader:  Julie Salmon


Ushers:  Don Davis, Peter Barth, Russ & Clare Wilson







Please join us in the Rotunda following 10:45 a.m. worship for refreshments  and fellowship!  









 Adult Sunday Morning Studies 9:30 a.m. 




Modern Christianity (Guice Library)

Study & Sunday Coffee -   Join us this Sunday!  The Modern Christianity class is a casual, fellowship-oriented group that focuses our discussions on applying Christian beliefs to modern culture and contemporary issues.  Our reading material rotates between relevant blogs, articles, and more traditional books and studies.  Everyone is welcome - so join us at 9:30am in Guice Library for conversation, coffee, and fellowship.

Lead by Todd Gardner 



Pathways & Story Tellers Classes (Room 205)


 THIS WEEK:  During the Advent Season we will study “Celebrating Abundance” by theologian and author Walter Brueggemann, who will challenge us to see the Advent story in a different way. Join us this Sunday, in Room 205 at 9:30 a.m.  Books are available from Cheri Leigh, or online.


Lead by Cheri Leigh



Children & Youth Sunday School  




YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL for grades 6 – 12 meets at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in the Youth Lounge (lower level).  Video-based lessons and lively discussions. 


GOD QUEST SUNDAY SCHOOL for children ages 5 through 5th grade, meets each week at 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Education Building.


JAM* SUNDAY SCHOOL for Pre-schoolers ages 3 through 5  meets every Sunday during the 10:45 a.m. church service.  Children attend the worship service with their parents and leave  for JAM with their leaders following the “Children’s Moment.”




*Jesus and Me”

A Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.