"'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"
We are in the midst of the season of Advent, preparing for the Light of the World to come on Christmas day. The verse above indicates that some BIG changes need to be made as we prepare for God's arrival. We're not just talking about a clean house and some holiday napkins. There are massive changes that need to happen as we prepare to welcome God - valleys filled, mountains made low, rough ways smooth! While those things can't honestly be done, what changes CAN be made as we prepare to welcome God in the flesh on Christmas? As you prepare for Christ's coming, what changes need to occur for you? Are there dark places that need Christ's light? Is there selfishness that needs to be swept away by God's compassion for others? Or anxiety that needs to be calmed by the Prince of Peace? Take a few seconds to reflect on the ways you are preparing for Jesus to be born, then take a second and breathe with me.
Relax, and find your breath. When you're ready, pray with me:
Inhale: Prepare our hearts, oh Lord,
Exhale: for YOU are coming.
Repeat that breath prayer as many times as you would like. End your meditation time with one long inhale and one extra long exhale.
Our Wednesday schedule is as follows:
6:00-6:25pm Learning Time
7:05-7:30pm Learning Time
December 1: Confirmation as normal
December 8: Christmas Party!
December 15: Pantry Prep!
December 22: NO CONFIRMATION - Winter Break
December 29: NO CONFIRMATION - Winter Break
Youth Group is in full swing and it's been so good to see everyone on Wednesday nights from 7-8 pm. Here is our schedule for December:
December 1: Youth Group as usual
December 8: Youth Group as usual
December 15: Christmas Party!
December 22: NO YOUTH GROUP - Winter Break
December 29: NO YOUTH GROUP - Winter Break
Our trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN, will be Thurs July 21-Thurs July 28, 2022. Early Bird registration has passed, but there is still room for you! You are welcome to attend at the regular registration cost. Please find the parent info form attached and reach out to Kelsey if you have questions!
If you are in 6th-12th grade and are musically inclined - we have opportunities for you! Not only could we use your singing or instrument playing in worship on Sunday mornings, but Becky has some other fun opportunities for you that you can find HERE.