Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Church New Year!

This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent and a new church year.  Advent is a word that means "coming."  During this time of the church year we prepare to celebrate Jesus' first coming as the babe of Bethlehem.  But we also use this time for repentance and reflection as we look for Jesus' second advent as the coming King of Glory who will judge the living and the dead.

Worship takes place on Saturday at 5 pm and on Sunday at 8 and 10:45 am.  Bible classes for all ages are held on Sunday at 9:20 am.  Our sermon theme is "An Advent Letter of Encouragement."  Some would not call Paul's first letter to the Corinthians a letter of encouragement.  Paul deals with a number of important issues and uses the power of the Law to convict the Corinthians and call them to repentance.  But there is encouragement in the letter too and we'll discover how Paul's words can encourage us as we wait for the coming Jesus.

Also, our mid-week Advent worship begins this Wednesday evening at 7 pm.  Prior to the service our Fellowship Team will organize a "Quick Supper" that begins at 5:30 pm.  Be come to come and worship with us this weekend and on Wednesday.