Worship 10:00 A.M., Sundays
Holiday Worship Schedule
Mid-Week Bible Study
7:00 p.m., Wednesdays
We are currently reading the Epistle to the Hebrews. This is an interesting and challenging book to read. It was originally written for a Jewish audience.
Lectionary Bible Study
8:45 a.m., Sundays
This is a very rigorous discussion of the Gospel lesson for the day. Many a sermon has been changed at the last minute because of this discussion. Please join us.
The mystery of Christmas lies in that manger long ago and far away. The mystery is the baby Jesus who is Immanuel - God with us. The mystery is that the baby Jesus is God. The mystery of Christmas is, however, not exhausted with the baby Jesus. The mystery also includes the reason why this baby was born. The name Jesus says it all. This baby Jesus is our Savior
Curious isn’t it that our almighty and powerful God should be born a weak and defenseless baby. This is something new. This is something unheard of. That God would also be human. As John says in the opening Prologue to his Gospel, the Word was God and the Word became flesh, Jesus of Nazareth. As man, Jesus can die for the sin of the world. As God, Jesus conquers death. As both God and man, Jesus redeems us.
But this does not exhaust the significance of God becoming incarnate in Jesus. This is the way that God works in the world. This is how God works in our lives. God appears under his opposite. In our weakness God chooses to be present with his strength. In our doubt God chooses to be present with his wisdom. In our illness God chooses to be present with his healing. In our despair God chooses to be present with his hope. This is the mystery of God.
Women’s Wellness -
Third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for more information contact Deb Sanford 630-330-5251 or Susann Pedersen 630-863-5736. Food will be provided.
We are reading Waiting for Wonder: Learning to Live on God’s Timeline by Marlo Schalesky. Bring a brown bag lunch.