12/03/2017 | 11:00 am
Clutter! Every home has it: In the drawer, the closet, the garage, the outbuilding, and hard to find what you are looking for, for all the clutter. Every day is cluttered, with expectations, activities, energy-sapping stuff; and hard to know what to think or feel or do, on account of the clutter. Some days are even more cluttered—the Holidays, for instance—so many “have to’s” and “need to’s” (and all of them important) that it is hard to know what is crucial, hard to find the truth under the clutter of words, images, memes, symbols. So…what if we could get beneath all the clutter, there to discover what we are really looking for?
This Advent season as we seek to get beneath the clutter we invite you to participate in a church wide devotional reading. As a gift from the church we offer you a book of daily devotional scriptures and readings to pick up and read December 3-24th. Each day is just a page – but a start to keeping our hearts and minds centered this Advent Season.
We also have the opportunity to participate in a mission each week. “It’s not your birthday” one author reminds us…how can we celebrate the birth of Christ in a way Jesus would want us to? – by giving to others. Come to the Chrismon tree in the sanctuary each Sunday to pick up a slip of paper for a reminder to bring something to fill Welcome Baskets for the families living in the shelter this season. At the end of Advent we will put the baskets together and create blessings for those living with so little right now.