Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/
Lesson: Isaiah 64:1-9
Message: “Waiting, Waiting, Waiting”
Happy Thanksgiving! I am praying that each one of us finds fulfilling and meaningful ways to connect with others this year. We’re all avoiding large gatherings and some of us are spending this holiday alone. This is a good moment to reach out to others. Give someone a call who could use some Thanksgiving cheer. This is also a good time to take a moment of reflection and meditation on something that we’re thankful for and hold on to that. Share it with someone else. Hear what they are thankful for. Let’s hold on to those things that are good around us.
A quick reminder to fill out our short questionnaire about Christmas Eve service options by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/forms/
And today is the deadline to sign up for our video streamed Christmas Pageant. Everyone – of all ages – is invited to participate. Please contact Beth V, Sheryl, or myself if you are able to add to the fun of our celebration!
This Sunday we begin the Season of Advent, a time of anticipating and waiting for the birth of Christ. And it certainly feels like we’re waiting this year. Amidst the pandemic and our political climate, it feels like there are more pressing things to wait for than Christmas. And yet, in scripture when God’s people are waiting for salvation it’s not anticipating a holiday, but looking for a better world in response to the historical calamities of slavery in Egypt, the violence of the Assyrians, the Babylonian exile, the wrath of Herrod, or the Roman occupation. Scripture is full of waiting for (and working toward) a world that is more in line with the love and grace that is promised from God. On Sunday, we’ll look at a text from the prophet Isaiah that highlights waiting for God’s justice and unity. What are we waiting for at this time?
We continue with our Sunday morning worship using both Zoom and Facebook Live. For Zoom Login please reach out to Chris at Chris@newtonchurch.org
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/
Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in tuning in. We cannot share the Zoom links publicly (to keep from being Zoom bombed), so please share it person to person rather than posting it on Facebook/Twitter, or other public social media. It’s fine to share the Facebook link broadly and publicly.
Grace and peace,
Prelude: “Præludium in E-flat” Fischer
Meditation: “Three Meditations on ‘Picardy’ ” LeVines
Postlude: “Fughetta in C” Fischer
It’s 2020 Our Annual UPA Christmas Pageant is going virtual!
Please sign up at this link if you or someone in your family would like to participate:
Remember everyone is invited this year. All generations are welcome.
EVERYONE —adults, children,
The more, the merrier!
We’ll be creating a video which will debut during our Sunday, Dec 20th service and then shared on Facebook
Any questions? Email Beth Viveiros at firstname.lastname@example.org