Pastor Wayne Strohschein commented Sunday, “It hardly seems real that we are at the end of 2013. The next time we meet it will be 2014.”
“Maybe because I have a bit of nostalgia in me, I like to look back on the year closing and remember some of what made it what it was,” Rev. Strohschein added. “I remember some things I would like to relive and some things I am glad are over and done. I feel some disappointment that some things will carry over into the new year, unchanged. And as this community of faith we collectively have memories from this past year that we treasure and maybe some we are glad they are in the past.”
“God with us” did not come in a box, a bottle, or a book with explicit instructions for life. God became a man—not a virtual being—and experienced human life full of suffering and death. God came into the very heart of the human experience, our experience of suffering and loss.
Welcome to worship, in the name of the holy Baby of Bethlehem, our Savior. What a wonderful day to sing Christmas Carols of your choice.
Happy Birthday to Robert Baumgartner on Tuesday, to Margaret Brill on Wednesday, New Year’s day, and to Dave Niemi on Friday, the 3rd.
The Noami Circle will not meet on Wednesday as it is New Year’s Day. The regular meeting and Bible Study will be on the 8th.
This is a fifth Sunday so let us remember others who are in need. Give generously to Heart of the Hills Food Harvest today.
Sunday school and Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with worship at 10:45 a.m. Next Sunday is pot luck at 12 noon.
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