This Week’s Sermon


 

Christmas Table Decoration

 

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

 

 

 

IN SERVICE:

 

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 the 10:45 a.m. worship service

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.   Join us this Sunday − everyone is welcome in Guice Library for conversation, coffee, and fellowship.

Lead by Todd Gardner

 

 

Pathways & Story Tellers Classes (Room 205)

 

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 in the Youth Lounge (lower level) at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Video-based lessons and lively discussions.

 

GOD QUEST SUNDAY SCHOOL for children ages 5 through 5th grade meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Education Building (south side).

 

JAM* PRE-SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL class meets during the 10:45 a.m. worship time in Room 104! Children will be dismissed to JAM* from the worship service, after the Children’s Moment. 

 

* Jesus And Me

 

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