Covid-19 Update: We are meeting for Sunday School at 10 AM and worship at 11:00. There are no evening services or other activities scheduled at this time. If you choose to join us there will be hand sanitizer and masks by the front door, please observe social distancing in the sanctuary. Sermons are also posted online. Be safe, stay well, and God bless.
Paul’s directions are clear in Philippians 2: Have the same mind as Christ. That sets the bar pretty high. Striving together in one faith, serving others in humility, acting in one accord are all secondary to thinking and acting like Jesus. He humbled himself so that God could lift him up. The goal for believers: do the same.
Advent is the invention of something new or the appearance of something for the first time. The incarnation describes God becoming flesh and walking among us. Epiphany is the celebration of Jesus, the Christ, God incarnate, revealed to the Gentiles. The shepherds were near, the wise men were far off.
And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. -Ephesians 2:17-18
I don’t like to mess with the banner image on the website. At different times of the year we change the cover pic on the Facebook page. Back in 2017 we had a rare 4 inch snow in December, while the Christmas wreaths were on the front doors. Ain’t God good like that? Merry Christmas from Plainville.