Posts from December 2023

Posts from December 2023

Midweek Update: December 31, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It was a joy to worship with you on Christmas Eve at both our Sunday morning and Sunday evening services. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas celebrating the coming of our Savior while being with family and friends. This Lord’s Day we will have a guest preacher, Rev. Brian Martin. Brian is Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care at our sister…

Midweek Update: December 20, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Christmas is upon us! This coming Sunday is both the fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve. On Sunday morning, we’ll light the fourth candle in our Advent wreath, remembering the love that motivated God the Father to send his Son into our world as a human to be our Savior and King. Our text for Sunday morning’s worship is Haggai…

Midweek Update: December 13, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The theme for the third Sunday of advent is joy. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 the Apostle Paul writes, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Advent offers us the opportunity to exercise the disciplines of joy, giving thanks, and prayer. You might be…

Midweek Update December 6, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday is the second Sunday in Advent, sometimes called “Peace Sunday.” You may find it hard at times to trust that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. We can be cynical about that reality when we turn on the news or navigate family tension. In the midst of chaos, our hearts long for order. In the midst of conflict, we ache for…