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Gospel Reading Mark 13: 24-37
The first Gospel reading of Advent from the
Book of Mark describes life as calamity. In the
midst of it, Jesus reminds his disciples to
make sure they pay attention and don’t get
distracted by all the bad news. Stay awake,
stay alert, he says. Watch for the signs of a
“But in those days, after that time of distress,
‘the sun will be darkened, the moon will lose
its brightness, the stars will fall from the sky
and the powers in the heavens will be
shaken.’ Then they will see the Promised One
coming in the clouds with great power and
glory; then the angels will be sent to gather
the chosen from the four winds, from the
ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. Take
the fig tree as a parable: as soon as its twigs
grow supple and its leaves come out, you
know that summer is near. In the same way,
when you see these things happening, know
that the Promised One is near, right at the
door. The truth is, before this generation has
passed away, all these things will have taken
place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but
my words will not pass away. But as for that
day or hour, nobody knows it — neither the
angels of heaven, nor the Only Begotten — no
one but Abba God. Be constantly on the
watch! Stay awake! You do not know when
the appointed time will come. It is like people
traveling abroad. They leave their home and
put the workers in charge, each with a certain
task, and those who watch at the front gate
are ordered to stay on the alert. So stay alert!
You do not know when the owner of the
house is coming, whether at dusk, at
midnight, when the cock crows or at early
dawn. Do not let the owner come suddenly
and catch you asleep. What l say to you, I say
to all: stay alert!”
Covered Dish Dinner to follow.
The Advent series is called: The Gift of Your Presence
We can get worried about finding the right gift and fill out schedules with activities, wondering if we are making everyone happy, when the most important thing we can give this Christmas season is the gift of our presence.
Angel Tree – The Angel Tree in the Narthex is a very special mission with the Salvation Army. Please take a name from our Angel Tree and bring the unwrapped gift back by Sunday December 3rd. Please make sure that a part of the coded tag is on the gift. If any questions, contact Florinda Martz.
Christmas Stockings - Church Women United will once again collect filled Christmas Stockings to give to women and men in the Christmas Season. If you would like to fill one, please see Lucey for a suggestion for what to put in them. They will be collected NEXT Sunday December 3rd.
If you are not on our list, please let us know and you will be added!
12/4 Charlie Ferguson
12/9 Maryann Ferguson
12/9 Devon Schwab
12/12 McKenzie Hadlock
12/15 Amy Blackmer
12/21 Michele Turnbull
12/24 Julia Rettle
Our Prayer Circle meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. The next Prayer Circle is December 14th at 6PM. If you cannot make the gathering, please send prayer requests to Linda Snyder or to PrayerRequestCLUMC@gmail.com.
Our United Methodist Men's group are having their meeting, meal and study on Wednesday, December 20th @ 6PM!
Every second Sunday of the month we pass the buckets during the regular offering to collect for our BackPack Program. During the school year we pack a back of food and drink items for children in the Pocono School District who have been selected based on need by the School Social Worker. All donations are welcome! If you would like to know what the food/drink items are, you can find information on the table in the back of the sanctuary.
Please bring in those Weis Receipts. We receive 1% of the sales and that adds up! Collection basket in the Narthex.