VICTORY BYTES OF BREAD
DECEMBER 13TH 2015
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT - REJOICE ALWAYS!—December 13, 2015
The historic name for this day in the Church Year is Gaudete, which is Latin for “Rejoice,” the first word in today’s Epistle. In this season, all the hectic preparations that society and our own families might expect can stress us out and make rejoicing seem impossible. Nevertheless, Zephaniah reminds us that we rejoice because our Lord Jesus came and is in our midst. The prophet also promises that God “will rejoice over you with gladness.” Our heavenly Father does that when He calls us His sons and daughters. There our Lord again comes, even present physically, in our midst. Sunday, we echo Paul’s words: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice!”
NOTA BENE: 8:30AM SERVICE IS REGULAR SERVICE
10:30AM SERVICE WILL BE THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE
See You Sunday! Pastor Phil
SNL (Saturday Night Lutherans) CHRISTMAS GATHERING
Saturday, Dec. 12th, 7pm
6143 Winding Bridge Drive
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Son of David and Laura Shilling, is in the Children’s Wolfson Hospital recovering from removal of a brain tumor on Friday.
recovering at Baptist South from infection.
Diagnosed with B cell follicular lymphoma this Thanksgiving week. She will undergo a PET scan to find where the cancer is located and then begin therapy.
Son-in-law of the Abrilz. Recovering from major stroke at Brooks Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital.
Our mystery guest has left two notes at the church door. Continue to bring her name to the Lord Jesus to remain faithful to Him.
Call upon me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you and you will honor me