Monday, December 5, 2016

We're into the season of Advent. This season starts the church’s new year, and it is a “a season to recollect the hope of the coming of Christ, and to look forward to the Lord’s coming again.”

 Throughout Advent we touch on themes of love, peace, joy and hope as we re-tell the story of God’s love for us while we wait for God’s promise in the Christ-child to breathe His first breath at Christmas.

As we enter Advent again, I’m thrilled to do so “clothed” with this lovely new stole made by the wonderful folks here at PPC.

One of the Bible writers – Paul – gives us an image of clothing ourselves in Christ and he leads into this image writing: “Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

In this Advent/new year the possibilities are tantalizing and include: how can we clothe ourselves in Christ for others?

Where in your life might you want to feel God’s pure and sweet baby-breath promise of love?

Or peace?

Or joy?

Or hope?

Or some combination of these?

Join us for the ‘new year.’ We gather every Sunday at 10AM. And on Christmas Eve we'll gather at 5PM.

Together We Serve,                                                                                                    
Pastor Mike