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24Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 24

December 24 Worship During the morning service today at 9:30 a.m. we will be lighting the Advent candle of Peace. What a beautiful reminder of the peace Christ has brought to us! As we go from one thing to the next, it may be tempting to skip this last time [...]

23Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 23

December 23 Set the table – Let Jesus be at the head of your table, the head of your life and the King of your heart. Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given [...]

22Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 22

December 22 Cooking and preparing for the feast – A little seasoning goes a long way! “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and [...]

21Dec, 2017

Accompaniment on the Green Line: an Experience

By Kelsey Battleson  |  Encouragement In October 2017 the St. Paul Area Synod offered a cohort experience for young adults called Mind the Gap(s): Accompaniment on the Green Line. I was incredibly grateful to be accepted to participate, but nervous that I was getting myself back into a grad school [...]

21Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 21

December 21 Take time to Rest – Just BE “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.    — Matthew 11:28 Three days until Christmas and some of us have already worked up a sweat with all we have been doing to [...]

20Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 20

December 20 Waiting for Christmas – wait for something good I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.    — Psalm 130:5 Christmas is just a few days away and it is really hard to wait! Especially for the kids. They [...]

19Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 19

December 19 Watering the tree – don’t let your faith dry out! Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up [...]

18Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 18

December 18 Baking cookies – Sharing the sweetness of God with others Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.  — Psalm 34:8 We bake cookies at Christmas to share in the celebration of the birth of Christ much the same [...]

17Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 17

December 17 Worship The day is getting closer! Can’t wait to see you at church this weekend! We are lighting the third Advent candle of Joy. What is bringing you joy this season?

16Dec, 2017

Advent Devotional – December 16

December 16 Giving and sharing our gifts Christmas brings tons of opportunities to give to the poor. Somehow in the midst of all the abundance of Christmas we start to think a little more about the people who are in need. We hear the bell ringers standing outside the local [...]