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Looking Toward Sunday, December 4, 2016


This week, we continue our Advent series: Gray Expectations, exploring the way that God’s plans for the world tend to be so unlike what we’re conditioned to expect. Our scripture for the day is a piece of poetry, Mary’s Magnificat, which she offers upon learning she is pregnant with the Christ-child. What does this song say about how God is at work in our world, about how God’s plans and hopes and actions are often counter to what we have grown to believe is possible, acceptable even?

Prepare your heart for our time together with this video, a visual reflection, set to spoken word, by DHPC’s former intern, Sarah Are, and Lisle Gwynn Garrity, a friend and artistic collaborator with this congregation.

Don’t forget to join us for Theology 101, which looks at the 2nd person of the Trinity (Christ) and what it meant for God to become human, and for the Advent Event, a fun and meaningful way to get your Christmas preparations underway and to share some yuletide fellowship with your church community.

  •             Focal Scripture:         Luke 1:46-55
  •             Sermon Title:             “Gray Expectations: Missized Dreams”

As Mary says, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” I look forward to magnifying God with each of you, in worship this Sunday.

In anticipation,