One Sunday morning at a small southern church, the new pastor called on one of his older deacons to lead in the opening prayer.
The deacon stood up, bowed his head and said, "Lord, I hate buttermilk."
The pastor opened one eye and wondered where this was going.
The deacon continued, "Lord, I hate lard."
Now the pastor was totally perplexed.
The deacon continued, "Lord, I ain't too crazy about plain flour. But after you mix 'em all together and bake 'em in a hot oven, I just love biscuits."
He paused, "Lord help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don't like, whenever we don't understand what You are doing, that we need to wait and see what You are making.
After you get through mixing and baking, it'll probably be something even better than biscuits." Amen.
What are you waiting for? Advent is the season of waiting on the birth of the Messiah: Jesus - something that God's people waited for for thousands of years. A lot of bad things happened during that time of waiting. But God was at work - even though the people didn't see what he was up to.
This Sunday we'll be continuing our series, "The Original Christmas Playlist" as we take a look at Zechariah's Song. If you would like to, you can read it in the first chapter of the gospel of Luke. I hope you'll be able to join us!
Seasonally Special Stuff!
As you are undoubtedly experiencing, this season is always filled with extras. That's also the case for our church. Here are a few things we want to get onto your radar. For more info on any of these, give the church office a call.
Children's Christmas Program (Sunday, Dec. 18)
Lisa Whatley is organizing special participation by our kids - instrumental performances, songs, drama, etc. We'd love to include your child. There will be a rehersal after worship on the 11th and then another one on Saturday the 17th.
Progressive Dinner (Sunday, Dec. 18th)
Be sure to join us for this fun evening that starts at the church for appetizers and then travels to other homes for soup and dessert. Be sure to sign up at the church to either host or simply participate.
Caroling (Thursday, Dec. 8th)
The town of Twisp is holding a special evening of shopping this coming Thursday from 4-7 pm. Most of the shops will be open with special sales and drawings for prizes. Santa will be welcoming kids and kids-at-heart and there will be free horse-drawn carriage rides. To add to the meriment of the event, our church will join forces with folks from Cascade Bible Church and the United Methodist Church to form a caroling choir.
Do some shopping and then meet at the big tree at the north end of Glover Street at 5:30 and we'll make our way through town singing carols. If you want to bring jingle bells or another instrument (kazoo anyone?), feel free. We'll be done around 6:30.
Once again, our congregation will be providing gifts for children in our community who otherwise might not have them. The Giving Tree is set up in the Fellowship Hall with tags that list wishes which you can purchase and wrap for them. Let's bring Christ's love to these precious children.
Job Opening: CE Coordinator
After many years of service, Mandy Schmekel is needing to step down from her position of overseeing our Children's Ministry and so we are looking for a new person to coordinate this important ministry. Job descriptions and applications are available in the church office for this part time paid position. See Pastor Jeff for more information.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church