Advent Sermon Series: Longing for More
“We long for more. Especially at Christmastime, we long for more. I don’t mean the toys and family or carols and happy feelings. I mean a real, deep longing for something that actually fills us up and satisfies. We long for Christ to be with us!
But, truth be told, even those of us with Christ in our lives are often overwhelmed by the wants and worries of life. We waver and we grow weary. Can this human longing for more, which is so endemic in our lives, be overcome at Christmas? I know of only one possible, positive answer to that question: Christ.
Christ can transform our wants and weariness—our worry and our wavering—into profound wonder. Wonder comes when we recognize that only God’s presence can fully address our longing and emptiness. It’s not that all our longing suddenly disappears with the coming of Christ. But longing is transformed, overcome, superseded, and trumped by the reality of God’s presence with us in Christ.” Worship series from Reformed Worship, September 2012, No. 105
Sunday, December 3
AM: 9:30 am Advent 1 – We Want
PM: 5 pm Community Advent Service
House of Prayer Church/Casa de Oración – 1020 26th St. SW
Sunday, December 10
AM: 9:30 am Advent 2 – We’re Weary
PM: 3 pm A Celebration of Christmas, Music & Carol Sing
Sunday, December 17
AM: 9:30 am Advent 3 – We Worry
PM: no evening study
Friday, December 22
6 pm Children’s Christmas Program / Programa de Navidad
Telling the Story of Jesus’ Birth in Story and Song
Bilingual program combined with LSEE; food and fellowship following
Sunday, December 24
AM: 9:30 am Advent 4 – We Waver
PM: no evening study
Monday, December 25
AM: 10 am – We Wonder
Christmas Day service
ONGOING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:
Lee Street seeks to regularly get together to have fun, work, develop friendships, and build up each other in community. We enjoy helping our neighbors and spending time together.
PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR SPECIFICS
Or call or email the church office for more information. 616.241.2105 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Children’s Little Free Library
Inspiring young readers in our community. Stop by anytime! Take a book. Leave a book.
Meets at church every Monday evening at 8 pm (use SE wing door).
Help Our Community Schools:
Food Truck at Lee High School
Annual apple-pie making at the High School, fundraiser for the Band
Join in Community Clean Up:
Saturday weekend event in the spring and/or fall
A group is forming in our area. Contact us to get connected.
Sunday Night Soccer:
Meet at Marquette Park summer evenings and join for a game.
Bikes and Bites:
Meet for a monthly bike ride in the summer, Saturday afternoon or evening. We ride various bike trails around the city.
JOY in July:
Summer activities are organized in the back parking lot – fun for kids and families. Watch the sign or look for the tent to go up.
Meets monthly on Monday evenings to share time together. No knitting or needlework experience required.
Join us for our annual BASH neighborhood party in the front parking lot – August
Groups of 6-8 organize dinner together monthly, for three months in a row. Meet in homes or restaurants.
Throw your name in the hat again and get a new group for another three months. Great way to support local businesses while getting to know someone new.