Weekly E-pistle: Third Sunday of Advent
This Sunday's Service: "Choosing Joy"
The late spiritual teacher, Henri Nouwen, wrote: "Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."
This Sunday, for the "Third Sunday of Advent," we'll light the pink candle, which symbolizes "JOY." There is good news of great joy for all people: the Light is on its way!
Pease join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online) for an inspiring message from Pastor Sal and uplifting music from Peter Black and Pamela Chappell, who'll perform her original song, "Joy in My Heart."
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Last Week's Service
Our Gospel reading for last Sunday (the 2nd Sunday of Advent) has John the Baptist proclaiming: "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!" Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we explored together what it means to "Prepare the Way." Message by Pastor Sal. Music by Peter Black and Max Brown. We also lit our 2nd Advent wreath candle for "Peace."
Click to our Homily Library here to read, listen to, watch, and share Pastor Sal's Homily.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Mask Recommendation
We're taking this opportunity to remind everyone that following the new Michigan Public Health advisory for masking in all indoor public places, it's important to wear a mask in services and church meetings, maintain a safe distance from others, and withhold hugs and handshakes when passing the peace.
If you forget your mask, fresh masks and hand sanitizer are available at all doors, and we encourage you to use them when entering and exiting church buildings. We want you to be well, stay safe, and have a joyful holiday season,
Here is Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services mask advisory for this holiday season for all gatherings: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98158-572726--,00.html
You can follow Allegan County's Covid transmission and infection rate at this link:
CDC infection and transmission rates by county.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service