From the Pastor . . .

December 1, 2021

As I look around, I can see everyone preparing for the Christmas season. The homes in our neighborhood are beginning to light up the darkness. We prepare with great expectation even as the nights grow longer and the darkness surrounds us. We remember that we have light in this darkness and that we are called to share that light in a dark world.

We can do this because of the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. During the season of Advent we are reminded of the hope, love, joy and peace of Christ.

  • The hope that we have in Christ; the hope proclaimed by the prophets as they pointed the way to Bethlehem, showing us the way to our savior.
  • The love that God has for us in sending His one and only Son for the salvation of the world; the love shared by Mary and Joseph as they cared for their son.
  • The great joy that He brings…joy to the world! The angels told the shepherds “Don’t be afraid. We bring you news of great joy that will be for all the people.”
  • And the peace that Jesus Himself said he leaves with us; the peace extended by the Magi who followed the star to offer their worship and adoration to the Christ child.


As we enter this season of preparation, I hope that you will take time to prepare your hearts and minds to enter into Christmas. Remember the hope that we have in Christ; the love that God has for us in sending His Son; the joy that He brings to the world; and the peace that we have in Him.


Be the light in the darkness as we make our way toward a special silent night!

May the blessings of Advent be upon each of you,


Pastor Caroline


November 28th          Luke 21:25-36

December 5th             Luke 3:1-6

December 12th           Luke 3:7-18

December 19th           Luke 1:39-45

December 24th           Luke 2:1-14

December 26th           Luke 2:41-52