WPC Warm Up, November 21, 2016
This Sunday, November 27th, is the First Sunday of Advent. The word "Advent" means "coming toward," so we are coming toward the two advents of Jesus: at Bethlehem and someday in Glory. Advent also begins the new year in the church calendar. Our two lectionary Scriptures this Sunday are Isaiah 2:1–5 and Matthew 24:36–44. In the Isaiah passage we will learn about the worship, word and way of the Lord. My sermon is entitled Mountain of Hope. Our children will each receive Advent bags and are welcome to stay in the Sanctuary for worship.
I love the Advent season. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel will be our opening hymn of praise. See you at 9:30 (traditional) with our excellent choir, or 11:15 (contemporary) with our awesome praise band.
And...Happy New Year!
Interim Pastor Charles Svendsen