MORGAN CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Pastor Kent and Andrea Davenport
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
[Matthew 22: 37-40]
Wednesday - 6pm Activities for all ages! (Wed. Dinner at 5:30-6 pm, September through April)
November 9th, 2023
Greetings Morgan Church of the Nazarene!
This last Sunday we had the privilege of having our District Superintendent with us. He preached a great message from the book of Acts - we all have storms in life, but God is present with us in the storms, and God will bring us through.
This Sunday we begin a new season, some call it the Christmas Season, but to jump straight to Christmas is to miss the season of Advent. In Advent we wait for God's arrival. We remember Israel waiting expectantly for the Messiah to come, and though the Messiah has come, we still wait expectantly for Christ to come again and make all things right in this world. And so we wait. We wait in hope. We wait in expectation. This theme of "waiting" has been brought to my attention from several sources recently, and I'm not sure why. Nevertheless, I wait. We wait. God is the primary actor, and our actions are always in response to His. We wait, not in inaction, but by actively seeking the Lord, to have eyes to see what he is at work doing now, and how we might participate. We wait. This Sunday is the beginning of the Advent season. In this season we wait in hopeful expectation. Let's journey through Advent together.
This Sunday we begin our Advent journey. The first Sunday in Advent traditionally focuses on Hope - we have hope in Christ! The world is not what it should be, our lives are not what they ought to be - but our hope is in the Lord who restores, redeems, revives, and makes all things right! May His light shine upon us, may his light shine in this world.
9:30am - Sunday School (Combined Adult & Youth Class will meet in the gym)
10:45am - Worship
Kids will go to Children's Church.
Scriptures: Psalm 80; Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Partnering In Prayer
O God of Peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Announcements: (For more details, see the bulletin, check out our Facebook page, or just ask!)
Dec 3 - THIS SUNDAY - First Sunday of Advent - The church has purchased daily devotionals for the Advent Season, be sure to pick yours up in the foyer.
Dec 15 - Board and Staff (and family) Christmas Dinner @ the church. 6pm
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve service @ 5pm.
Dec 24 & 31 - No Sunday School
From 2 Thessalonians 3 - Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
Grace & Peace,