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December 16, 2018

Advent Week 3


"I'll have a blue...Christmas, without you..." Advent is not only a time of longing, waiting and anticipation, it is also a time of grieving. Down through the history of the Church, many traditions recognized that we reflected on the Magi, we are also reflecting on one of the worst events in all of Jewish history; the massacre of the innocents. Here is how it is told in Matthew 2:16-18

"When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18 “A voice is heard in Ramah,
    weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
    and refusing to be comforted,
    because they are no more.”

In the midst of all the excitement, is it ok to also lament? Is there space to grieve in our times of joy without losing your mind?  

Come join us this Advent season as we make room for waiting, longing and also lamenting.

Brunch Instructions for this Sunday: Last names beginning with....

  • A-M - Bring a hot breakfast dish for 8-10 people (eggs, potatoes, meat, etc...)
  • N-Z - Bring fruit, fruit juice, granola/yogurt, etc...

Sunday Gatherings at the Majestic

(non-beautify weeks)

  • 10:00 - Brunch
  • 10:25 - Story tellers and greeters go to classrooms
  • 10:30 - Dismiss kids for Godly Play
  • 10:35 - 11:30 - Worship & Discussion
  • 11:30 - Godly Play kids come up stairs
  • 11:35 - Closing songs & Communion
  • 11:45 - Blessing

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