Thoughts: When Isaiah wrote chapter 35, he must have been very happy. For what may have been one brief, shining moment, he believed that nothing good was impossible.
The desert would blossom as the rose
Weak hands and feeble knees would be strong.
God would save those with feeble hearts.
The blind would see.
The deaf would hear.
The lame would leap like harts.
The dumb would sing.
In a well-watered land, a highway would appear – the Way of Holiness. The ransomed of the Lord have joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing would be no more.
May we know this joy during Advent.
Discussion: What is your favorite part of our Advent church services?
Activity: Send five Christmas cards to newer members of our church family.
Remember in prayer this week Jackie Braidwood, Francis Corera, Bob Grusnick, Vivian Hansard, Sandy Northey, Mildred Parker, Doug Smith, and Wanda Payne’s granddaughter, Danielle.
This Thursday is the Women’s Tea. Men are still needed to help serve. Call Traci Elliott.
Saturday at 8:00am is the Men’s Breakfast, at 9:00am is the Dress Rehearsal for the Children’s Pageant, at 9:30am is the Cookie Walk set-up and Preparation, and at 10:00am is the Creche set up.
Sunday is the Children’s Pageant and the Cookie Walk and Creche Walk. Please join us and bring a friend.
Please note change in date - January Tidings articles are due on Monday, December 12th.
A reminder - 2016 end of year pledges are due in the office by December 29th.
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