Pastor: Rev. Beverly Hall
John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.’ And the crowds asked him, ‘What then should we do?’ In reply he said to them, ‘Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.’ Even tax-collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, ‘Teacher, what should we do?’ He said to them, ‘Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you.’ Soldiers also asked him, ‘And we, what should we do?’ He said to them, ‘Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages.’ As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, ‘I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Aaron David Miller
Should oceans break and mountains fall and clouds go to the ground
I’d hurry to the little stall where Christ is sleeping sound.
Should waters rise above the trees and flying eagles fall,
I’d find some place to lift my eyes, and be in awe.
Should rivers dry and glaciers and stars come tumbling down,
I’d hurry to the stable straw, see glory all around.
Should my own heart have need of love when fear is in its place,
I’d seek you, Christ, and kneel inside your gentle Christmas grace.
UMH #114 - Many Gifts, One Spirit - Al Carmines
God of change and glory, God of time and space,
When we fear the future, give to us your grace.
In the midst of changing ways give us still the grace to praise.
Many gifts, one Spirit, one love known in many ways.
In our difference is blessing, from diversity we praise
One Giver, one Lord, one Spirit, one Word.
As We Go
As we go may Your Spirit go before us
As we go may we follow where You lead
May we live what we have learned
Share the message we have heard
And be a light unto the world as we go
Did you know that our weekly General Fund offerings need to total $3,937.86 to balance our budget? Our offerings totaled $1,886.00
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