Monday, December 1, 2014


This Sunday is the second week of Advent. Last week we lit the candle of hope. This week the candle of preparation. Preparation makes hope real. When we prepare for something hoped for, the thing becomes more real, closer. Hope without preparation in dreaming.

John the Baptist made the coming of the Messiah real for the people of Israel. He is credited with making straight the road for Jesus who would baptize with the Holy Spirit rather than water. John heralded hope for the people, and for us.

This Sunday we will celebrate the Lord's Supper, a physical reminder of the hope we have as we prepare for the coming of the kingdom.

Our service this week is a combined service with our Presbyterian hosts at 10:00 am