Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ! As promised, I greet you this morning with “Happy New Year!” Our season of worship shifts to what is sometimes thought of as a “fast season,” not in terms of speed but of focus. As we prepare for the “feast” of Christmas and its tidings of glory, we are encouraged to live into a spirit of abundance. We can do this by mindfully taking note of the blessings represented by the themes of the season, beginning this Sunday with Hope. We light the candle of hope tomorrow morning and begin to celebrate the wonder of Christmas and the birth of the Christ child. In our contemplating “what to expect while we are expecting,” the infant Jesus, the presence of God, we pray that there be hope for the world, today and always, while we live to provide that hope for others.
Blessings and peace, Lisa
Worship at Home Materials: We will be offering worship in-person as well as on Zoom this coming Sunday. Coffee & tea are available after the church service. We ask that if you have not yet been vaccinated you attend worship via Zoom. Masks are required during the singing of hymns, as the virus spreads most easily with the projection of droplets.
Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom. An order of service with scripture readings, to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.
Lesson from the Epistles Romans 13:8-14
Lessons from the Gospels Matthew 24:36-44
Helpful Hint: If you are planning to join the Sunday morning worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to joining the call, if you have that capability.
*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.
Service of Worship for Home
To join Rev. Lisa Durkee for worship via Zoom, please use the following information.
Whether or not you choose to set up an account, when it’s time for the meeting, click the following link:
Meeting ID: 853 5301 1217