Join Us for Worship--First Sunday of Advent

Join us for worship on Sunday, December 3, at 10:15 a.m.

WE LIVE STREAM OUR WORSHIP SERVICES AT 10:15 ON SUNDAY MORNING. You can join us online in real time at This streaming address is the same each week.

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This morning’s Gospel lesson speaks to those who wait for the coming of Christ—which we do in Advent and which we do in all our days.

And if there were one biblical text that we need to hear in these early December days, I am convinced that this is it.

This, of course, is not a Christmas story. The adult Jesus is in Jerusalem. He is speaking to his followers who, in a matter of days, will give up and desert him when he is arrested and taken off to be crucified.

Through Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus is speaking to early Christians who, having heard the good news of the resurrection, are seeking to be faithful followers even as ostracism by their community and persecution by the occupying Roman government are pressing them to give up and return to their previous lives.

And Jesus is speaking to us.

Scripture Lessons: Romans 13:11-13a; Matthew 25:1-13

Sermon:          “Keeping Watch Together”

The Rev. Bill Lovin preaching


ANTHEM                   “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning”  arr. Lloyd Larson

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.