|This weeks readings:|
Take time to mediate on God’s word and prepare for worship this Sunday.
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Luke 1: 38
Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”
Take a moment and imagine the magnitude of what Mary was experiencing. Based on the marriage customs of the time, she was most likely in her early teens when she was betrothed to Joseph. Suddenly, an angel appears to her and tells her that she is going to give birth to the long-awaited Messiah. What great and pure faith she showed in her response! Her “yes” was immediate and unequivocal. This scripture passage is such a poignant reminder of the way that we are supposed to answer God’s call: courageously, willingly, and lovingly. Advent presents us with a great opportunity to reflect upon how we answer God’s call as we wait for the birth of our Savior. It gives us the opportunity to focus on saying “yes”, just like Mary, with a joyful loving heart.
LAST CHANCE – THIS SUNDAY!|
Donations are now being accepted for the poinsettias that will be displayed in the chapel during Christmas. Donations can be made in honor of or in memory of a loved one. The list of names will be published in the Christmas bulletin. When making a donation for the poinsettias, please use one of the Christmas flower envelopes.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING in CENTRE PARK
Sunday, December 12 – 4:00 pm
Join Calvary, All Souls, and other N.E. Ministerium churches this Sunday for caroling. Will start at Children’s Home or Centre Park. Final details will be announced at worship on Sunday. Fun for the whole family! Everyone welcome.
GREENING OF THE CHAPEL
We will be decorating the chapel for Christmas on Sunday, December 21st
at 7:00 PM!
Hope to see everyone there!
|A FELLOWSHIP CELEBRATION to follow midnight mass|
Celebrate Christ’s birth with cookies, cake, fruit, cheese, and whatever you want to bring! Jesus loved a good party and so do we at All Souls! Following midnight mass stay around for some fellowship and celebration.
If you are able, please bring a snack or drink to add to the table.
ALL ARE WELCOME!