Friday, December 3rd

The season of Advent invites us
to wait for the Lord in a spirit of patience. 
Psalm 25 reads, “My God, I put my trust in you.” 
Waiting has its challenges. 
Advent meets us where we are and
leads us into patient waiting
for the Lord who is coming to us
to renew the face of the earth. 
Trust is the way of patience. 
Trusting in God’s goodness,
we live in that goodness today,
realizing that the fullness
of God’s goodness
over all of creation is coming. 
Patience is not the way of our world. 
But it is the way of God. 
God bless you.

Thursday, December 2nd
The season of Advent invites us to wait for the Lord in preparation.  
Psalm 25 reads, “Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths.” 
We all need something for which we must prepare.
 Preparation gives us purpose for the day
and allows us to participate in what is to come. 
Preparation lifts our heads so we can
look ahead to what is to come. 
Preparation makes use of the day
for the sake of the day itself,
should it be our last,
and for the day that is coming,
should we be kept here for it. 
As Advent people we strive today
to live in God’s ways of peace,
and love…
in preparation for God’s presence
this moment and in all moments to come. 
God bless you.     

Wednesday, December 1 
Please join ZOOM worship at 7:00 p.m.
Women's Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer
STARTS today at 1:00[m

The season of Advent invites us to wait for the Lord in expectation. 
Psalm 25 reads, “…you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long.” 
These days the sun is in the sky for a shorter
and shorter period of time. 
4:30 p.m. is night! 
We can feel shorter and shorter on hope as cold
and night surround us, as virus spreads around us.
   Advent invites us to expect goodness from God. 
In the middle of the night, we look for the sight of dawn,
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and we are reminded that his presence is
with us in the night of the soul as well. 
God bless you. 
Tuesday, Nov. 30th

The season of Advent invites us to wait for the Lord in hope. 
Psalm 25 reads,  “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.”  
We lift our souls to God for hope to renew our spirits. 
We find hope in the presence of God among us this very day,
in the presence of Jesus born in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago,
and in the coming presence of the Lord in the future.  
We have hope because God makes all things new.  
We may be stuck in the way things are,
trapped by life as it is, not as it should be. 
Psalm 25 reminds us to lift our souls to God,
who IS the hope of our lives. 
God bless you. 

Monday, Nov. 29th

The season of Advent invites us to
wait for the Lord in gratitude. 
Council President Linda invites us to
prayers of thanks together today. 
Let us pause in this moment and
each offer a pray of gratitude to God. 
Please look ahead to this Saturday, December 4th,
when holy communion is served
all day at the church.  
Please call 414-264-0234  to be on the schedule
with your family for holy communion. 

Sunday, Nov. 28th

Today in worship we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent.
  Advent is the season of preparation for the coming of Jesus,
including the upcoming celebration of his birth at Christmas. 
Please join ZOOM worship at 10:30 a.m.   
Immediately following worship we remain on ZOOM
to celebrate Nurse Louise’s 25 years
as our parish nurse and to bless her
on her way into retirement.  
We thank God.