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Advent 2020

Desiring the Dawn

Welcome to Advent 2020

A message from Lead Pastor,
Chris Goldman

ad·vent
/ˈadˌvent/
noun
the arrival of a notable person,
thing, or event.

The tradition of advent—according to the Catholic News Agency—began with St. Perpetuus who is credited with the oldest written practices dating back to 480 AD. This followed the 4th Century decision to make December 25 a commemorative day for the birth of Christ. Some people keep this season as holy, others approach it as fun, and many do both.  My hope is that we can all focus on drawing closer to God this advent season as 2020 finally draws to a close.  I want to recommend three avenues for a healthier spiritual path as we close out this year. All three are linked here for your convenience.
1.  The Advent Project - Biola University
Biola University offers a free daily devotional for the seasons of Advent and Lent incorporating readings, devotional thoughts, musical meditations, and artwork to draw you closer to God. If you are drawn to artistic expressions, it’s worth checking out.
2.  Daily Journey with God - Bill Lawrence
Many of you already subscribe to Care Pastor, Bill Lawrence’s daily readings. Every day—365 days a year—Bill will email you the list of daily readings from the Book of Common Prayer and a personally written devotional thought.
3.  The Bible App (Home Page Story)
The Bible App (formerly YouVersion) has a more recent feature on the home page of the app simply inviting you to “open story.” A wide variety of pastors contribute a two- minute video coordinated with the daily reading, devotional, and prayer. Users can choose a personal point for growth each day as well.

Click on each date below to download the sermon study for that day.

These Advent studies below are a reminder of our commitment as a church to transform lives and community.
Each lesson can also be downloaded and printed in your home for your entire family.

At the end of each sermon, we'll do a Scramble Session on Zoom
to interact and support one another in discussion groups.

Discussion questions are provided in the downloadable studies above.

Password: Scramble

One-tap mobile: 1-253-215-8782 — 85639856171#,,,,,,0#,,33855136# 

Password: Scramble

One-tap mobile: 1-253-215-8782 — 82859800382#

Kids in Gr. 1-6 can join Pastor Brian and
Ms. Rebecca on Zoom for a Bible class.

No password needed.

The links for Scramble Sessions are available only on Sundays after the sermon and will be open for about 20 minutes.