This week, we hope you have a wonderful time with your families remembering the Lord’s faithfulness through celebrating Thanksgiving. Even in difficult circumstances, there is so much He has given us to be thankful for. Wherever the holiday takes you this week, whether you are going out of town to see family, or they are coming to you, we hope you take time to worship with us on Sunday morning, either in-person or online (at www.fpcd.org/live-stream). Sunday, we begin Advent, a time of expectant waiting for the coming of Christ. Preparing for this service, I find myself being filled with the hopeful joy of the season, as I reflect on all that Christ has done for us – coming as a human child, carrying out his ministry here on earth, dying for our sins and being resurrected, and someday coming again.
This Advent Season, Pastor Ginger is preaching a series called Coming Home for Christmas. The series actually began last week with the Book of Ruth, telling some of the history of Christ’s lineage, but will continue this Sunday as we focus on the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. Sean, Lucy, and Logan Russell will act out the story in two dramatic presentations, and Pastor Ginger will give the message.
We encourage you in this season to invite your friends and families to join us for worship – this will be a really special time of drawing near to the Lord. Each Sunday, we will also have a Children’s Message. Our children will have the opportunity to come to the front of the church and learn more about Christmas and the Advent Season, as well as participate in the lighting of our Advent wreath.
Happy Thanksgiving and see you Sunday,
READ the MESSAGE: A Story Better than YouTube!