First Sunday of Advent (and the new Lectionary cycle)!

Hey Everyone,

I hope everyone is safe, well, and with loved ones in this late hour of the eve of our new liturgical year. This post is coming late this evening because I’ve been spending time with family and friends celebrating the many blessings we find ourselves grateful for this year. On the top of that list is that Judah was able to be home with us for Thanksgiving and he even brought a classmate with him. For those in town, you can see Judah (and his friend Manav) in worship tomorrow before they head back to Santa Fe.

I’m also tremendously thankful that we’re starting a new liturgical year tomorrow and the Gospel passage I’m preaching on is fantastic. You can read the preaching text and the other lectionary texts in the online Order of Worship (link at the bottom of the post.

Here are your announcements for the week ahead:

Games Up Here
Join us for “Games up here” on Monday, November 28th at the Presbyterian Annex at 7:00pm. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday, November 30th at 5:00pm online and in Darley Hall as we explore the Apocryphal book of Judith

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, December 1st at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study.  

Intergenerational Study of the Bible for Youth
Our new youth-oriented study of the Bible begins next week, Sunday, December 4th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. All are welcome (especially those between the ages of 10 to 18 years old).

Jesse Tree Advent Devotional
Starting December 1st, our congregation will be journeying through the Advent season with a daily Jesse Tree Devotional. Each day, Jason will email you the scripture and a short reflection to accompany the provided Jesse Tree ornament. You can pick up your printed ornament pack after the worship service, download them in this week’s email, or access them through this link at the bottom of this post.

Here are your links for this week:

Sunday Worship Service:

Wednesday Evening Bible Study: