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Looking Toward Sunday, December 8, 2019

A few years ago, I researched cherry trees. I had just eaten myself sick on sweet cherries and thought it was the perfect time to take on farming. I know next to nothing about growing plants of any kind, and about fruit trees, I know less than that. This Sunday we get two contrasting scriptures, a beautiful poetic piece from Isaiah about a shoot growing up from the stump of Jesse, and a blustery call to repentance from John the Baptist, saying God had the ax ready at the foot of the tree ready to take the ones down that don’t bear fruit. 

Join us as we explore the theme “Peace Can’t Wait”. We’ll look at the oh-so-difficult act of repentance. How does repentance and forgiveness help us to bear good fruit?

Margaret Ross and Anne Townsley will lead us in lighting the Advent Candles, and we have a special treat in store as the choir brings to life one of Charles Knox’s compositions, My Song Is Love Unknown.

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon: “A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Fruit”

You may learn more about our Advent series here.

In peace,