SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022
10:30 AM (kids! + communion)
ADVENT 3: Joy!
Santa Claus or St. Nicholas with Shel Boese
Hebrews 12:1-2 ; Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 10:21
This time of year images of Santa Claus appear and those in more culturally Christian areas speak of the "war over Christmas". But the war over Christmas really began in the Reformation, 500 some years ago when the church fought through many issues, deciding Christmas needed to go. In our desire for justice, we can go overboard—making the cure worse than the disease, killing things that can be redeemed, and forgetting continual negative posture brings no one joy. Justice and joy can hold hands!
Santa...Saint Nicholas: A Short Biography
Joy: An Experience of the Holy Spirit
Joy: A Result of Exposing Powers and Seeing them as they are; Less than Jesus
Joy as a Result of Liberation and Reconciliation (Isaiah 35:1-10 Luke 15)
Biblical Hope and Joy - Meditation on the Word
Joy of Salvation
Santa or Satan? Jesus restores that which has been distorted; embracing role models of joy.
Arrival and Landing
For Discussion and Reflection