What do we do with the Book of Job?

A short meditation on Job from Pastor Dave which appeared in the Kearney Hub.

What do we do with the Book of Job?

Advent 2013

Advent

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given” -Isaiah 9:6

 December 1st marks the beginning of the Advent Season, which extends through four Sundays to Christmas Eve. We hope as a church to both enter into the story of Jesus during these weeks and have His story enter ours. Advent is a season of hope, of light, of remembrance and anticipation.

We heartily commend joyful participation in the rhythms of Advent, and encourage folks to consider joining with one another in the following ways.

  •  Participate in Sunday worship service: Whether you have come regularly or not, enter this season by renewing covenant with your God Sunday mornings. Scripture readings reveal prophesies of Jesus birth and His fulfillment with promises of return, songs give language and music to Advent, and we will feast together at His Table.
  •  Read Scripture & pray together: See TPC’s “Meaning of Advent” as a resource for this practice. Read and discuss one of the passages each day. Include prayers like this traditional Advent prayer, “Almighty God, give us grace, that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.”
  • Sing: Enjoy familiar songs and learn a few new ones. Title’s are listed in our “Meaning of Advent” resource, or can be found in hymnals or sites like hymnary.org
  • Advent Wreath: Each Sunday of Advent we read a passage of Scripture and light a candle on the advent wreath. This link provides some history, meaning of the wreath and each candle and more. Go ahead, make or buy one for your own home!
  • Advent Calendar:  Again, this site contains helpful information on calendars, which can easily be made or purchased.

In Advent we remember that Jesus has come, Emmanuel, God with us. And we look forward with eager anticipation when Christ will return to set things aright, finally and fully. And we live daily in light of His coming to us through His Holy Spirit, to comfort and to guide. This is the Advent season, rhythms that draw us into His story. Participate this season with great joy as we look to Jesus, whose name is called, “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end.” Amen. Come Lord Jesus.

TPC Members in the Kearney Hub

A number of our members have been in the Kearney Hub recently. Mary Kolstad and some of our children were featured in a story about the Spanish classes Mary taught this summer as a way of raising support for Water4Haiti. There was also an article on Don Bates and the wooden vehicles he makes in his spare time. It’s good to see God’s people using their gifts to enrich the lives of their neighbors and their brothers and sisters around the world.

Spanish Classes

Don Bates

Don Bates shows off some of his handiwork.