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Sunday Worship Service – Sunday @ 9:30

Wednesday Advent Soup Supper 5:30 pm 

Advent Service 6:30 pm

 

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Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church

What is Advent?

Advent specifically focuses on Christ’s “coming,” but Christ’s coming manifests itself among us in three ways — past, present, and future.

The readings which highlight Christ’s coming in the past focus on the Old Testament prophecies of his incarnation at Bethlehem. The readings, which highlight Christ’s coming in the future, focus on his “second coming” on the Last Day at the end of time. And the readings that highlight Christ’s coming in the present focus on his ministry among us through Word and Sacrament today.

The traditional use of Advent candles (sometimes held in a wreath) originated in eastern Germany even prior to the Reformation. As this tradition came down to us by the beginning of this century, it involved three purple candles and one pink candle.

The purple candles matched the purple paraments on the altar (purple for the royalty of the coming King). The pink candle was the third candle to be lit (not the fourth) on Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent. “Gaudete” means “Rejoice!” in Latin, which is taken from Phil. 4:4.

(“Rejoice! … the Lord is near”). Hence a “pink” candle was used to signify “rejoicing.” Some also included a white “Christ candle” in the middle to be lit during the 12 days of Christmas (Dec. 25 to Jan. 5).

SOS Special Events

Shepherd’s Women Bible Study

The Bible study is using Christian author and speaker Laurie Polich Short’s new book “40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith-Surprising Insights from Unexpected Passages.” For more information email msmtnsea@aol.com.

See calendar for dates and times.

Choir Practice This Week!

Anniversaries and Birthdays

Anniversaries

     

            Mike and Gerry H.                November 28th (48 yrs)    

 

 

 

 

 

GOD has certainly blessed your marriages!

 

Birthdays

Alicia T.   November 5, 2022
Andria F.   November 6, 2022
Heidi D.   November 7, 2022
Kristin T.   November 8, 2022
Donna C.   November 11, 2022
Leonard L.   November 13, 2022
Elouise S.   November 20, 2022
DeLois R.   November 20, 2022
Ryan S.   November 22, 2022
Carol D.   November 27, 2022

God has certainly blessed us with you!

 

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