There is little doubt that the lives we lead are full, but is it filled with the right things?  Lately, it might seem to be filled more with doubts, challenges, frustrations, and division.  This Advent, why not take a breath, slow down for a moment and make some room for the good that is breaking into the world?

The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David.  He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

Luke 1:30-33

Sunday, Nov. 29 – “Making room for HOPE in uncertainty.”
Focus Text: Luke 1:[1-4] 5-25 (John’s birth foretold/Zechariah)
The first step to making room means facing down the fuzziness of the future and charting a course out of the uncertainty that so often paralyzes us. Together, let’s listen to the story that comes before Jesus is on the scene and let’s consider what needs to be shaken loose from our lives in order for God to break back in.

Sunday, Dec. 6 – “Making room for PEACE in our struggles.”
Focus Text: Luke 1:26-38 (Angel visits Mary)
We’ll be celebrating the anniversary of Women’s Ordination ELCA
A special Advent & Christmas Carol Hymn Sing in the parking lot is planned for this day.

Sunday, Dec. 13 “Making room for JOY in our discouragements.”
Text: Luke 1:39-56 (Mary visits Elizabeth & Mary’s song)
We’ll be featuring our Children’s Program today.

Sunday, Dec. 20 “Making room for LOVE in our differences.”
Text: Luke 1:57-80 (birth of John the Baptist)
A service of Lessons & Carols.

Thursday, Dec. 24 “Making room to find CHRIST in our world.”
Text: Luke 2:1-14, [15-20] (The Nativity)
Christmas Eve Services both online and in the parking lot are being planned.

Sunday, Dec. 27
Text: Luke 2:21-38 (Simeon & Anna)

Sunday, Jan. 3
Text: Luke 2:41-52 (boy in the temple)