A Season of Anticipation
Dear Spry Church Family and Friends,
Thank you all for your prayers and many expressions of love and support in response to Molly's unexpected emergency hospitalization this week. We are so grateful that she is now home resting and recovering. Thank you for being such a caring church family. I plan to share a little more in my message on Sunday, including a reflection on how the promise of Immanuel (one of the titles for Jesus, meaning "God with us") can bring us hope and peace when we need them most.
This Sunday the season of Advent begins. Advent is a time of anticipating the celebration of Christmas. There's a great line in a Christmas carol that expresses the point well: "Let every heart prepare Him room." I'd like to encourage you to get ready to celebrate the birth of Christ by preparing room in your heart for Jesus. And in particular, I'd like to encourage you to do that by worshiping with us each Sunday in Advent, and on Christmas Eve. We're starting a series called "What was, What is, and What is to Come" that will help us all prepare for Christmas. The messages will include practical steps you can take to get ready for Christmas and the wonder, beauty, joy, and grace of the Light overcoming the darkness of our world.
Our church is beautifully decorated for Advent and Christmas - thank you to all who helped! New this year is a Christmas Photo Booth where you can get your picture taken. Each Sunday morning before Christmas, we will have a volunteer there to assist you. You provide the phone/camera, then pose in front of our backdrop for a group or individual photo. Post your photo on Facebook to participate in our challenge - whoever gets the most "likes" wins a $50 gift card.
I hope to see you in worship this Sunday as we begin this special season!
In Christ's love,
P.S. Some of you will remember Pastor Don Mummert, who served our church from 1995-2004. He passed away on Tuesday as noted below by our District Superintendent. Please keep his family in your prayers.
REV. DONALD E. MUMMERT
Rev. Donald E. Mummert, 217 Hilltop Rd, Lewisburg, PA 17837-6549, Retired Elder, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Funeral services will be private. View his full obituary