December 10th “Advent: Sunday of PEACE”

December 10th is the 2nd Sunday of Advent, and the folks at FCC will celebrate peace. Everyone talks about it this time of year, but it should be something we seek every day. Every hour of every day. Choosing peace is a conscious decision. At the super-store, in traffic, at work, and sometimes even at church…peace is something we long for. Take a moment today to choose peace and let the Spirit speak to you about how YOU can spread peace. Not just on Christmas day, but every day of the year. Come join us, won’t you?

Isaiah 40:1-11

New Revised Standard Version

1 Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.  2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.  3 A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.  5 Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”  6 A voice says, “Cry out!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field.  7 The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass.  8 The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.  9 Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”  10 See, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.  11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.

Rev. Larry Smith
Interim Senior Pastor