Sunday, December 6, 2006

Coffee Time begins @ 9:15 a.m.
Adult Forum & Sunday School begins @ 9:30 a.m.

Worship begins @ 10:30 a.m.

All are welcome!

Adult Forum Kairos Prison Ministry
We are privileged to welcome Darrell Wise from Kairos Prison Ministry as our special guest this Sunday. The purpose of Kairos is to establish strong Christian communities among the population of correctional institutions. Through a systematic, structured program, the residents of correctional institutions are given the opportunity to experience a religious renewal and to accept God’s call to a life of Christian witness and service to one another during their stay in the institution and beyond.This is done by small prayer and share groups of the residents through the example of their transformation, their silent witness and their Christian love. Come find out more about this amazing program. Discussion Leader: Darrell Wise

First Sunday of Advent

The Days are Coming

Scripture Readings
: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36
Prayer for the Weekend as You Prepare for Worship: God, help us to trust our way into your future. Let these coming days transform our practice of discipleship now. And may we find in you the hope that sustains, the vision that renews, the Spirit who empowers. Amen.
Preaching: Greg Ledbetter; Worship Leader: Jennifer Davidson; Choir: Carols for Advent

Words for Meditation

The earth is at the same time mother.
She is mother of all that is natural,
mother of all that is human.
She is mother of all,
for contained in her are the seeds of all.
The earth of humankind contains all moistness,
all verdancy, all germinating power.
It is in so many ways fruitful.
All creation comes from it,
yet it forms not only
the basic raw material for humankind
but also the substance
of the incarnation of God’s Son.
--from Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen.

God wills all persons to be saved.
Pray for the whole world,
bid this very earth to become a heaven.
Pray especially to be freed from the evil of greediness.
Pray to recognize others who are in need—
for there is no such thing as “my” bread.
All bread is ours
and is given to me,
to others through me
and to me through others.
For not only bread
but all things necessary for sustenance in this life
are given on loan to us
with others
and because of others,
and for others
and to others through us.
–from Meditations with Meister Eckhart

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