The Lord Is Near: Advent & Christmas 2018-2019

Advent & Christmas 2018-2019 The Lord is Near Overall Theme:  Many speak of heaven as if it is a long way away in both time and space. Bette Midler’s song “From a Distance”, pictures a God who is watching all of this from a distance. Though God is not entwined in our circumstances, our faith proclaims that God is very much near and present in all circumstances. When we make…Keep Reading

December 2nd (1st Sunday of Advent): “There Will Be Signs”

Main Text: Luke 21:25-36 (Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13) It is important to distinguish the circumstances and brokenness of this world and life from the presence of the Lord, without separating them completely. Our readings today do a great job of doing that. The reading from Jeremiah speaks to the people of Israel already displaced and scattered from their land and homes. They are under foreign authority and treated as…Keep Reading