The old favorite "Away in a Manger" hymn is a favorite among many adults and children. Perhaps the theology in the words is a bit lacking to some, but it gives us an opportunity to dig deeper into the great miracle of Salvation which lies in a manger. Yes, Jesus Christ, Son of God, sent from the Father to save the world has come into the flesh. Come join Faith and dig a bit deeper into the meaning of Christmas.
11/27 Thanksgiving Eve 7:00 P.M.
11/28 Thanksgiving Day 9:00 A.M.
12/04 Advent 1 Midweek noon & 7:00 P.M.
12/11 Advent 2 Midweek noon & 7:00 P.M.
12/18 Advent 3 Midweek noon & 7:00 P.M.
(Noon setting is "Morning Prayer"; 7 pm is "Evening Prayer")
12/24 Christmas Eve Service "Carols and Scripture” 6:00 P.M.
(Join us at 5:30 pm for some goodies to start the night.)
12/25 Christmas Day 9:00 A.M.
Advent symbolizes the present situation of the church in these “last days” Acts 2:17, Hebrews 1:2, as God’s people wait for the return of Christ in glory to consummate his eternal kingdom. The church is in a similar situation to Israelat the end of the Old Testament: in exile, waiting and hoping in prayerful expectation for the coming of the Messiah. Israellooked back to God’s past gracious actions on their behalf in leading them out of Egyptin the Exodus, and on this basis they called for God once again to act for them. In the same way, the church, during Advent, looks back upon Christ’s coming in celebration while at the same time looking forward in eager anticipation to the coming of Christ’s kingdom when he returns for his people.