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Southminster This Week

Advent


Friends, 

As we enter the Advent season we pause amid our busy schedules to remember the reason for the season. In this email you will find many fellowship and worship events to attend in the coming weeks, but for now I will leave you with this poem for Advent by Madeline  L'Engle from her book "Winter Song": 

He did not wait till the world was ready, 
till men and nations were at peace.
He cam when the Heavens were unsteady,
and prisoners cried out for release.

He did not wait for the perfect time.
He came when the need was deep and great.
He dined with sinners in all their grime,
turned water into wine. He did not wait 

till hearts were pure. In joy he came
to a tarnished world of sin and doubt.
To a world like ours, of anguished shame
he came, and his Light would not go out. 

He came to a world which did not mesh,
to heal its tangles, shield its scorn. 
In the mystery of the Word made Flesh
the Marker of the Stars was born.

We cannot wait till the world is sane
to raise our songs with joyful voice,
for to share our  grief, to touch our pain,
He came with Love: Rejoice! Rejoice!

Peace,

Rev. Caitlin Deyerle

 

Advent & Christmas


Progressive Dinner
Saturday, December 12th 
6:00 PM


Lessons and Carols Service
Sunday, December 13th
7:00 PM


Birthday Party for Jesus
Wednesday, December 16th
6:00 PM


Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24th
Family Service 5:00 PM
Communion Service 8:00 PM

This week we are praying for: 
-Dennis and Riki Stone
-Ann Clarke who is in the hospital with pneumonia 
-Marcia Shipley, who is recovering from a heart attack
-Billy Smith and Dan Bice, who are recovering from surgery
Last Call for 2016 Pledge Cards

Thank you to all who have pledged for the coming year! The session will be setting the 2016 budget in the coming weeks, so if you have not yet turned in your estimate of giving please do so as soon as possible. 
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