Pastor Joy’s Message

       “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.  
Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and
shall name him Immanuel.”  (Isaiah 7:14, NRSV)

       It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas around here.
There are crowded shopping malls, traffic jams, holiday lights
everywhere, too much money spent, and lots of extra
activities and gift exchanges.  In the midst of all that extra
activity, it’s easy to miss the Season of Advent.  Advent,
which is Latin for “coming” or “visit,” is a period of four
weeks set aside for us to prepare and anticipate both God’s
incarnation as a baby in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago
as well as Jesus’ second coming.  So how will you celebrate
Advent this year?  Here are a few ways to help you get into
the Advent spirit as you prepare for and anticipate Jesus’
advent:  daily Scripture reading from Luke chapters 1 thru 3,
daily prayer, and participating in worship each week and on
Christmas Eve.  During this Advent season, I pray that you
will find time to prepare and
anticipate Christ’s first as well
as His second advent.  

            Yours in Christ –

Pastor Joy

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