Posted by: deercreekcharge | December 6, 2012

Prepare the Way of the Lord!

Advent continues! Advent, the beginning of the Christian year, began for us last week and continues to Christmas Eve as we prepare for the birth of Christ. This week and next week we will be exploring the prophecies of John the Baptist as we read in Luke 3:1-18. We will focus on Luke 3:1-6 this week and 7-18 next week! We will be asking what voices we have heard calling out from the wilderness, what messangers have we heard calling us to prepare.

At Deer Creek this week, we will have a special treat: the dance ministry from Clark’s Chapel United Methodist Church! The dancers will minister to us at Mt. Tabor in January, but we will still have special music from our own Jenny!

CHURCH HAPPENINGS

We give thanks for the presence of Clark’s Chapel UMC’s dance ministry with us today! What a blessing! Praise be for the New Creation Praise Dancers!

Help feed the Homeless at the Day Shelter (New Hope UMC, Edgewood) on the 3rd Friday of the month (MT) and 4th Monday of each month (DC). Next: Dec. 21 (MT) and Christmas Eve (DC)!

Knit/Crochet No experience needed— will teach! Make scarves for the homeless or prayer shawls. Meets at 7pm at Mt. Tabor. Next Meeting: December 14.

Advent begins on December 2:

*Bible Study will be on Mondays at 10 at Deer Creek Dec. 10 and 17, and we will wrap up Mon. Jan. 7 and 14th at 10 at Deer Creek. Please join us, even if you can only make one or two of the days!

*Donations to Mt. Tabor’s “Magic Jar” from Dec. 2-16 will go to purchase clothing for Hickory and Forest Hill Elementary Schools.

*Mt. Tabor Yard Sale! Saturday December 8: Invite your friends!

*Christmas Cookies and Caroling with the Pastor TODAY at 2!

Join us at the Parsonage for Cookie Baking followed by Caroling!

*NEXT Sunday December 16:Bring socks (men’s, mostly), long underwear, boxers (large, extra large), sweatpants/sweatshirts (large/extra large) gloves, hats, or money to donate to the Day Shelter in worship!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship: Monday, Dec. 24, 3pm at Mt. Tabor.

Christmas Eve Family Service: Monday, Dec. 24, 7pm at Deer Creek.

Special Events in Our Community:

Emory United Methodist Church will have a live Nativity from 4-9 on Fri Dec. 14. Bring your friends!

Grace Episcopal Church in Dublin will have a Longest Night Service on Fri. Dec. 21 at 7.

Prayer for Advent:

Light of the World, we come to You in this season of Advent, a season of darkness as we wait for the Light to return. In the midst of the busy-ness of the season, of the Christmas preparations and celebrations, call us to pause. Call us to look around, and to see You at work in our world. Guide us to find new ways of living in to Your love and grace, to loving our neighbors as ourselves, to actively watch and wait for You to come into our lives in a new way. We know You have promised to do a new thing, to come in a new way, like a thief in the night— help us to be ready by living as You desire us to live, with Your love in our hearts, and to have Your love for all people. In the name of Jesus, who is the Light of the World, we pray. Amen. (Rev-o-lution)

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