December 6: The Angel of Hope
Are angels watching over you?
Join us for worship this second Sunday in Advent, December 6, at 9 or 11. Rev. Gary Heaton’s message is “Hope in the Wilderness” The scripture text is Luke 3:1-6. Donna Musselwhite and Barbara Devlin are reading scripture and Bonnie Matthews will lead Psalm 148 at the 11:00 service. Bob Snead will sing a solo at 9:00 titled, “Some Children See Him” (Alfred Burt composer) and at the second service The Chancel Choir will sing “Salvation is Created” (composer Tchesnokoff. Gathering music by Richard Cummins at 11:00 includes “What Child Is This” (Richard Purvis) and “In Dulci Jubilo” by Marcel DuPre.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler* of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler* of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler* of Abilene, 2during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, 4as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,
‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth;
6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” ’ Luke 3:1-6