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Pastor's Message

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Pastor's Message

And now onward to Advent 


We have had a very active successful fall at Knox and TLC! From the Outdoor Worship at Riverfront Park in October, the Harvest Dinner, the Perfect Gift Craft Fair, our Pie/Bingo night the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Dinner and fellowship for those who were just looking to be with loving friends on Thanksgiving Day – and then onward to decorating the church for Advent and Christmas – busy times! So many of our folks have been so generous
with their time in pulling it all together. Thank you for all you have done!


And now we are in Advent – the time of waiting for our Lord. We will celebrate Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love, the traditional themes for the four Sundays in Advent.

 

A daily devotion, including a few verses from the assigned daily readings, a thought to ponder, and a brief prayer, will be send out by email every day in Advent, so keep an eye out for those. (If you would like to be added to the email list, write to knoxtlc1650@gmail.com so that you can receive the
devotions.)


Here is the Verse for Today for Monday, December 5 th, reflecting the spirit of Advent times:


They lift up their voices; they sing for joy; they shout from the west over the majesty of the Lord. Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord; in the coastlands of the sea glorify the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise,
of glory to the Righteous One. (Isaiah 24:14-16a)


An apt thought to ponder for the day, from Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest and writer:

 

“Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, and praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise.”


And a prayer for each of us, adapted from ELW:


Almighty God, Father of all mercies, give me such an awareness of your mercies that with a thankful heart I praise you, not only with my lips but in my life. To you be all worship and praise, now and forever! Amen.


Blessings of Advent and Christmas to you and yours!


Pastor Janet Blair

Knox Presbyterian &

Thanksgiving Lutheran Churches

1650 West 3rd Street

Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Knox Phone (707) 544-5468

TLC Phone (707) 544-0241

Sunday Worship 10:00 AM