MESSIAH SUNDAY WORSHIP| 10:00 am
Today we light the candle of jOY.
The Rev. Caroline Steinemann Unzaga
VERY SPECIAL MUSIC for Advent III worship
Victoria Cannizzo, Soprano, The Chancel Choir and a quartet from the acclaimed Bravura Symphony will present selections from Handel’s Messiah to accompany worship.
“Look closer and you will see this blessing is not finished,
that you are part of the path it is preparing,
that you are how this blessing means to be a voice within the wilderness
and a welcome for the way.”
Jan Richardson, “Blessing the Way,” Circle of Grace
Dear Members and Friends of Wyoming Church,
As we continue our journey together, we have officially entered the season of Advent, the season of waiting and hoping for the Coming Christ. Parking lots are jammed, holiday music is playing, lights are strung in our neighborhoods, even Netflix is suggesting Christmas movies for you. These are all signs that we are in a different kind of season, a season of jubilance and celebration.
Of course, the joy and hustle and bustle of the season is not the full story. Country Singer Kacey Musgraves wrote “Every year, I sincerely try, oh, but Christmas, it always makes me cry.” While there are ample opportunities to celebrate, this is also a time of year in which our own losses, loneliness and brokenness come to light.
The promise, of course, to all of us is that there is space for both joy and pain during Advent. Indeed, allowing ourselves to feel the ache of our human experience, as well as God’s coming Promise, is part of that preparation. After all, God-with-us came into a broken world, proclaiming a vision that we all still yearn for—peace, love, hope, and joy.
At Wyoming Church, there are opportunities to hope and wait together as a community, as well as to reach out to those in need in our world through the missions of the church. I hope to see as many of you as are able during this time of prayer, preparation, fellowship—to make room for Christ in our hearts, homes, community and world.
May the blessings of Christ be with you this Advent and upcoming Christmas Season.
Rev. Caroline Steinemann Unzaga, Interim Pastor
A Christmas Workshop for the whole family w/ a Living Nativity
Sunday, December 8th 3:30-5:00 pm
live animals| hot cocoa | carol singing | Christmas crafts
NEW THIS YEAR: A Giant magical snow globe you can walk through and become part of the scene.
Christmas music fills Fellowship Hall and the aroma of Christmas Cookies baking completes the atmosphere for this Wyoming tradition. Join us to help make this an exciting event for our church family and friends.
All are welcome!
Contact: Sabrina Legiec firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSE OF MERCY MISSION SANDWICH MAKING
Friday, December 20-7:00 p.m. in the church kitchen: Join us to make sandwiches and bag 120 lunches. Other ways to help from home: bake and individually wrap brownies or write encouraging notes to be included in each lunch bag.
Wyoming Presbyterian Church would like to say THANKS to Millburn and the surrounding communities for their continued generosity and support of our annual mission and outreach fundraiser. We so appreciate all of you who wait patiently to buy your pumpkins from us.
For about three weeks each October, our lawn is covered with pumpkins from a Navajo Reservation in Farmington, NM. We had another successful year in sales in spite of the on again off again weather. We want you to know that 100% of the proceeds from the Patch are distributed to local and regional charities as well as a percentage returned to the Reservation. Some of the local missions that benefit from your generosity are The Interfaith Hospitality Network, The House of Mercy Mission, and The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless as well as to Hurricane relief through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Again, thank you for supporting the Patch and we look forward to seeing you October 3, 2020! God Bless!
We are collecting Blankets, Bedding, and towels as well as all things Warm (coats, other clothing and hats, gloves and scarves). Please place you donations on the shelves in Fellowship Hall or you can leave donations in the bin outside by the entrance to Open Door Nursery School