NOTE: For the consideration of Rev. Jenn and the rest of the participants – you will come into the meeting ‘muted’. Please leave your session muted during the service.
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Services begin at 10:30 AM Zoom Meeting ID: 833 8972 4089
You may connect using your phone to listen to the service: 301-715-8592 and enter the Meeting ID above. Please begin with SKIPPING the instructions regarding un-muting (*6). Only your phone will be mute – you will be able to hear the service. More recommendations for using ‘Zoom’ are at the bottom of this page.
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Feel free to connect via email or phone and let me know what you are doing and how things are going for you – Rev. Jenn
We can worship safely, and we will! Zoom will continue and our doors are open for those who wish to worship in person.
Pastor Message for the week:
“Anticipation lifts the hearts. Desire is created to be fulfilled – perhaps not all at once, more likely in slow stages. Isaiah uttered his prophetic words about the renewal of the natural Creation into a wilderness of spiritual barrenness and thirst. For him, and for many other Old Testament seers, the vacuum of dry indifference into which he spoke was not yet a place of fulfillment. Yet the promise of God through this human mouthpiece (and the word “promise” always holds a kind of certainty) was verdant with hope, a kind of greenness and glory. A softening of hard-heartedness, a lively expectation, would herald the coming of Messiah. And once again, in this season of Advent, the same promise for the same Anointed One is coming closer.” – Luci Shaw
Just the thought of Christmas brings a smile to my lips and a feeling of celebration to my heart. Advent is a time when the whole world seems to hover in anticipation. In spite of the difficulties in the world God continues to break through and touch our lives with a love that is beyond even our understanding.
This Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of love and remember the greatest gift ever given.
Join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 AM when we seek God’s presence and feel God’s love as a congregation.
Hope to see you Sunday.
We are grateful for your continued offerings which support the ministry of St. John’s Grace. Please know that by your regular giving, you support the ministries of the church and our outreach ministries. We are all blessed by the generosity of the membership.
Offering opportunities: 1) Mail directly to the church 2) Via your bank mailing your check 3) Via our website on the offering donations page
Recommendations for using ‘Zoom’
You can download the ‘Zoom’ program prior to the meeting, or you will be asked to download the program when you go to join the meeting. It is easier to be set up on your cell phone by getting and downloading the free app from your App Store. but note the following if you are using your computer: On a Mac: use Safari for your browser. On a PC: use Chrome as your browser
If you are not able to electronically join with us…please read and pray with us at 10:30 am on Sunday.