Weekly News from CVLC

SERMON SEED FOR SUNDAY…  In her book, Accidental Saints, author and pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber, observes how God often shows up in the most unexpected places and people.  On this Second Sunday of Advent, we see that God has a long history of doing just that!  Isaiah shares the prophecy that out of a seemingly dead stump, a new shoot appears!  In our lesson from Romans, Paul (once an unlikely Apostle himself), shares how Gentiles are included in the gifts of grace and faith through Christ!  Finally, in our Gospel, Matthew turns our attention to John the Baptist, an unexpected spokesman and forerunner of the Messiah!  God still comes in unexpected places and people.  God comes here, in this time and place, through you and me!   May we anticipate and be open to God’s activity in the lives and witness of one another!

 

ADVENT WORSHIP services begin Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.  We will worship using the Holden Evening Prayer each Wednesday night throughout the season of Advent (December 4, 11, 18). 

 

“TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” comes to CVLC December 15 at 10:15am before the 10:30 service!  Please come a little early to church that Sunday.  Youth of all ages will teach you the meaning for the season. Upcoming  practice on December 8 at 9:45 and 6:00pm.  Dinner will be provided.

 

PRAYER LIST - The prayer list will start over January 1, 2020.  Anyone that wants to remain on the list or keep a loved one on the list must contact the church office.  Thank you in advance!

 

ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS - Sunday, December 22, we celebrate the last Sunday of Advent by having an Advent Lessons and Carols service in both the 8:00 and 10:30 services.  Be sure to be present for this special service as we prepare for the birth of our Savior.  We will follow our Lessons and Carols service that evening with our …

 

HYMN SING AND HOLIDAY MEAL!  Please come back to church that evening, December 22, to sing some more and enjoy delicious food and fellowship with our church family and our neighbors from the community!  The singing will start at 5:00pm, and dinner will start at 6:00pm.  You may be doing some last minute shopping, but you have to eat!  Why not sing a little and then have a delicious, home cooked meal?  Please join us!

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES - We celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord at 7:00pm and 11:00pm on Tuesday, December 24.  Prelude music will start 30 minutes prior to each service. 

 

NOISY OFFERING - Thanks to all who support the Snack Pack ministry for the school children in our community! Total of Noisy Offering gifts for Sunday, December 1, was $111.82. Thank you for helping the children of our community!

 

SHARING GOD’S LOVE -  Special need:  SHOES - boots, slippers, sneakers, flip flops--all sorts and all sizes, gently used.  Current needs:  soup, canned fruit and vegetables, cold cereal, oatmeal, tea, cocoa, coffee, jelly, juice, diapers-sizes 4-6, children's clothing large sizes and x-large women's clothing.