Advent comes a bit earlier this year. The first Sunday in Advent is November 30. Advent is the season when we look forward to the coming of Christ. There are always four Sunday in Advent, but this year there will only be three Wednesdays. (Some years there are four Wednesdays.) The first of our three Wednesday Advent services will be December 3. As in recent years, a soup supper will precede each worship service at 6:15. There will soon be a sign up in the entryway if you would like to make soup for us one Wednesday.
We will again feature Holden Evening Prayer as the main part of our Advent Wednesdays. This is a prayer service that is sung. It was composed for Holden Village, a Lutheran Retreat Center, in the Washington Cascades, in the winter of 1985‐86. It is a delightful matching of the ancient texts of the Vespers service (evening prayers) with gentle music conceived in a winter setting deep in the Cascade Wilderness.
Proposed Changes to the Constitution
two years at the Churchwide Assembly changes are made to the model
constitution. ELCA churches are then required to incorporate those
changes into their local church constitutions. . We are playing catch
up, adding the changes from the 2009, 2011, and 2013 Churchwide
Assemblies in order to align our constitution with the model
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