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Getting On A Different Train

We’re pleased to have a member of our Elevation community, Susan Fish, speaking to us this morning.

Perhaps we have a post-Christmas sense of satisfaction and accomplishment – or possibly we’re beating ourselves up for the things we did and didn’t do to make Christmas all we dreamed it could be.  Or maybe it’s time to get on a different train altogether.

Readings: Luke 2:41-52, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Psalm 148

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Advent Week Four

This week, as the lights shine brighter and the music plays louder all around us, we turn our attention to the announcement of what God was doing for the world through Mary. As this young girl made herself available, and as Jesus would eventually make himself available, God was able to do truly great things.

Readings: Micah 5:2-5a; Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55

Advent Week Three

During years of longing and waiting, the Israelites clung to promises of the Lord’s presence returning to them. The early years of the church, too, were filled with a longing for Christ’s return. It’s this same ‘anticipatience’ that we embrace today as the season of Advent marches along.

Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7Luke 3:7-18

Advent Week Two

Months before the angel’s mind-blowing announcement to Mary, God sent an advance team to get the ball rolling: enter John the Baptist. John’s arrival on the scene reminds us that getting in on God’s action to save the world will require some significant change on our part. Are we ready for that?

Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6