Sunday, December 10

10:00am Worship & Sunday School

Get Ready

    No matter how lost we might be, despite how fragile and fleeting we are, God will come and gather us in his arms. That God comes for us has both everything and nothing to do with us. God comes, again and again, because that is who God is; God seeks and finds us, again and again, because that is how God is. This love is impossible to behold, and cannot be grasped, for it is God's very self. Our inconstancy—as short-lived as the grass and flowers of the field—cannot change God, nor alter God's love, which compels but does not coerce us toward receiving it. When we act on the capacity to receive the living God, however faltering and fearful we remain, we experience ourselves as most fully alive. - Kari Jo Verhulst

    And what of you and the wilderness in your life? Are you willing to explore the rough and broken terrain of your own being, that God might penetrate even that darkest and most desolate part of you, and speak the words of comfort and pardon? There must be willingness, as with the prodigal, to turn around and "prepare the way of the Lord."
    The patience of the Lord God is the abiding patience of love freely given. - Conrad Hoover

This Sunday's Scripture Readings
The Pledge:
While interacting with members of my own faith, or ethnic, or gender community, or with others, if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community, I pledge to stand up for the other and speak up to challenge bigotry in any form.

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