Reconciled in Christ Welcome Statement

We welcome all who are seeking God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.”

Approved at the January 2020 Congregational Meeting

Third Sunday in Advent – December 11, 2022

Our Sunday School and Preschool children shall lead us, as last Sunday’s scripture passage from Isaiah 11 prophesied! We gather for worship in person / livestream / recording this Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 11th  at 10 am.

Let’s dedicate ourselves to worshipping faithfully together in this new year, as the Advent season begins! We prepare our hearts for God’s arrival among us as a baby- Emmanuel – as we light the candles on our Advent wreath, which was  assembled by Barbara Johnston in loving memory of her mother. Our liturgy  incorporates the familiar tunes that the church is so well known for in our world. I know you will really enjoy singing them from your heart to God!

The bulletin and Celebrate scripture readings and prayers are attached, so that you can participate in worship even if you are not able to attend church in-person. Holy Communion will be celebrated, so please have some bread and fruit of the vine ready if you are at home.

Upcoming Gatherings:

  • Saturday Dec. 10th at 11 am – Memorial Service for those who died in the past year. Especially those we remembered on All Saints Sunday: Rev. Glenn Johnson, Christopher Slay, Mary Gilbert, Beverly Giladett, Rev. Jack Zoellner.
    Please contact Pastor Jimif you would like to include others.
  • Sunday Dec. 11th at 10 am – Preschool and Children’s Christmas Program.
  • Sun. Dec. 18th after worship – Mary/Martha – Ruth Rebecca Women’s Circle Holiday Bake Sale.
  • Sun. Dec. 18th 12 noon – Holiday Potluck. Details in newsletter. Contact Gary Roberts or Steven Hendrickson.
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