Midweek Message, November 29, 2017

This coming Sunday we celebrate the first Sunday in Advent. Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

Advent is about faith and waiting. What are you waiting on God for this year? Remember the years of silence as God’s people waited for the Messiah. Take time today, right now, to reflect on the fact that God’s timing is quite different from ours.

The story of Jesus’ birth gives us assurance and joy, because even though the waiting lingered for decades, God broke through at just the right time.

Are you struggling with a lack of faith? That’s OK. It doesn’t take much faith to get God’s attention. Jesus encouraged his frustrated followers this way: “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).

Are you willing to plant faith and wait upon God? Nothing seems to be appearing on the horizon today, but just wait! God always keeps God’s promises, even to those who have little faith. Just wait.



  • Advent Vespers on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm on November 29, December 6, 13, and 20. Wednesday dinner at 5:30 on the same nights.
  • Christmas Cantata is December 16 at 4:30 and 7pm

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