“God Is Coming”

“God Is Coming”

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Our Advent Theme is “Angels Abide” 

This Sunday, November 29: The Angel of Faith

Are angels watching over you?

Come find your answers during our Thematic Advent Services!

Join us for worship this first Sunday of Advent, November 29, at 9 or 11.  Rev. Gary Heaton’s message is “God Is Coming.”  The scripture text is Luke 21:25-36. Linda Bailey and Bill Magee are reading scripture and Barry Hensley will lead the Psalter at the 11:00 service.  The Chancel Choir will sing “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” (Spiritual, arr by Andre Thomas). David Robertson will play the drum.  Pre-service music at 11:00 includes “Come Now, Savior of the Nations” (J.S. Bach) and an improvisation on the Gregorian chant: “Christe Redemptor Omnium” (Christ, the Redeemer of All).

5“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. 28Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

29Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees;30as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. 31So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 34“Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, 35like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”  Luke 21:25-36