Dear Sisters and Brothers –

Um, that wasn’t exactly how I expected things to go last Sunday… But 15 minutes before worship started a migraine headache got the best of me and I knew I was a goner.  So, my sincere thanks to Rev. Gail Irving for stepping in VERY last minute and guiding the flock through worship!  I went home and climbed back into bed for about the next 20 hours, and woke up the next day feeling something closer to normal – thanks be to God!

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Interestingly, this Sunday the Lectionary text lets us have another go at John the Baptist.  Last week was Mark’s John; this week is John’s John, who is not so baptise-y.  Check the text out – John 1:6-8, 19-28 – and see what differences you notice, and we’ll preach it together on Sunday.

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And, here’s a heads up for the following Sunday, Dec 24th – which is the 4th Sunday of Advent AND Christmas Eve all wrapped into one this year.  On Christmas Eve there will be no afternoon or evening worship service at First Pres. We will have just our regular morning worship service at 10:30am, followed by lunch and Chistmas-y goodies!  Please consider inviting family members or friends!  And, if you’d like to bring cookies or something sweet to share on the morning of the 24th, let Gail Irving know after worship this Sunday or email her at gailirving@comcast.net   

See you Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Heidi

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