Dear Friends

Happy Thanksgiving, People of God,

The previous church year has ended. We are giving thanks for what God has given us. This coming Sunday, we enter into the church new year – Advent.

Advent – a time of waiting.

We wait in HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and LOVE for the arrival of the Christ, the Messiah, the One who will deliver us from our earthly toils and tribulations. This is what we, and our ancestors, have done over the millennia.

In this liturgical year, we focus on the Gospel of Luke. Luke brings us the child meek and mild, born in a cattle stall witnessed by the lowly shepherds. We are reminded that “pedigree and grandeur” is not how God reveals themself, God – Immanuel, God with us – comes through “the least of these.”

As we journey through Advent, I invite you to engage the “Traveling with Our Ancestors” devotional in addition to weekly worship.

With expectancy,
Rev. Michael Cronin

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