Welcome The Mystery
This Sunday is going to be beautiful! We'll worship with a simple acoustic band, listen to the song of Zechariah (Luke 2:67-79), then consecrate our new baptistry. At the 11a service, we'll baptize three people and help another to remember and claim her baptism. As they are baptized, we can all remember our salvation and be glad as we make our way toward a meaningful Christmas Eve celebration. I hope to see you Sunday.
For all the "hard" that has been this whole pandemic season, I hope you've also managed to uncover some blessings along the way. Maybe they have come in the form of a new job or a fresh take on what's most important. Maybe you've rediscovered the joy of cooking or the art of slowing down. Because we serve a creative God, we know there are blessings embedded in most any circumstance. Ours is to explore until we find them. This week, we'll talk about hope in hidden places as we continue our journey to a manger, where we find the most glorious Hope of all. I hope to see you Sunday!
In a season still heavy with questions, it is good to know that the mystery of Christ's coming is not one more uncertainty to brace for, but a beautiful mystery we can embrace and welcome into our lives. Isn't this great news? Christmas is not an old story trying to be resurrected, but an eternal and living mystery designed to feed us with hope, peace, and joy. This week, we'll mine the depths of Christ's coming and let the wonder of the Incarnation restore our spirits.