Pastor’s December Message

looking toward advent

Will you be ready for the light, ready for the light to shine upon you?

Will you be ready for the light, ready for the light to shine?

Will you be watching? 

Will you be listening?

Will you hear the angels sing?

Will you be waiting? 

Will you be searching for a Savior and a King?

Mark Patterson

Dear friends,

We now enter the darkest time of the year.  The days are certainly growing shorter and the nights seem to last an eternity.  World events keep our hearts and minds in dark places, as well.

In this darkness, there is hope.  For the Light is coming as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior who is the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords.

The Light of the world is coming, this is most certainly true.  However, the simple lyrics of this children’s Christmas song help us focus on our preparation for that great joy.  Martin Luther’s explanation of the Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer states:   God’s good and gracious will comes about without our prayer, but we ask in this prayer that it may also come about in and among us.  The season of Advent is a gift to us.  It helps us prepare ourselves for the coming of the Light, that it will come about in and among us.  We are then able to reflect this light, this hope to the entire world.

Come; prepare yourselves for this great joy.  Join us as we celebrate the coming of the Light at our Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m.

Much peace to you all,

Pastor Julie

Jesus, light of the world, hope and salvation for all the earth,

Jesus, light of the world, from every nation we come to celebrate your birth.

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