|This weeks readings:
Take time to mediate on God’s word and prepare for worship this Sunday.
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
2 Peter 3:8-15
2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace.
Last week, in this section of our weekly email, we focused on Mark and his mention of the final times – and to be ready. This week in 2nd Peter – we are again reminded of the 2nd coming – and this is part of the last exhortation – to not only be ready – but be a peace. As Christians we are afforded this peace because if we have asked for forgiveness and sought after purity and godliness, we know that the 2nd coming will be a joyous occasion for us. Those only who are clothed with the righteousness of Christ, and sanctified by the Holy Ghost, shall be admitted to dwell in this holy place. Those, whose sins are pardoned, and their peace made with God, are the only safe and happy people; therefore follow after peace, and that with all men; follow after holiness as well as peace. This Christmas season – seek to know Christ more clearly, and more fully; to know him so as to be more like him, and to love him better.
Advent Continues; Mid-Week Services
We hope you will join us this Sunday for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Advent is a time of preparation, of reflection, and of hope! Take time this month to join us for Sunday worship or our MID-WEEK SERVICES on Wednesdays – December 3, 10, and 17. Then of course our Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday, December 24.
Contributions towards Christmas Flowers now being accepted
Envelops are now available for Christmas flower (Poinsettia) donations in memory
of loved ones. List to be published in Christmas eve bulletin. If you want to mail a check, please send it to the church address (see address below). Thank you for your contributions!
|COOKIE BAKE & PIZZA PARTY –
Friday, December 12 – 6:00 pm in the Pine Room
Get your favorite recipes ready and prepare your dough! Then come to enjoy an evening of fellowship, the smell of cookies baking, and everyone’s favorite – PIZZA!
|NIGHT OUT! With Reading Pride! – Friday, December 5
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Join us for our first Night OUT at the Ugly Oyster Drafthaus this Friday, December 5th! Located at 21 South 5th St in Reading, PA