Upcoming… Daycare Concert • December 3 @ 4pm • December 4 @ 1pm@ Lynwood Family Service & Communion
Psalm 130 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentiveto my cry for mercy. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
Psalm 130 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning,more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Prayer • Requests & Thanksgiving
Offering • Online givingnow availableon website: Parkdalechurch.ca
Kids’ Minute • Junior Church for kids up to 12 years old
Advent Prayer Creator God, on this first Sunday in Advent you call us to waken and watch for your coming again. May we wait for Christ’s coming with hope in our hearts, hope that this Christmas your kingdom will come more fully in our lives. Amen.
Where is our Hope? Hope • A feeling of expectation & desirefor a particular thing to happen • Looks forward to the futurefulfillment • Looks backward at promises & visions
Where is our Hope? Hope • A person or thing that can help or save someone • Grounds for believing that something good may happen
Malachi 3:1, 4:5 • “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple” • “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.”
Barriers & Doubts A Perfect Opportunity • A hopeless time • A hopeless couple 2 Corinthians 12:9 • “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Judges 13:3-5 • The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. …dedicatedto God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.”
Matthew 11:13-14 • For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. • And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
Filled with Anticipation Luke 1:65-66 • All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, “What then is this child going to be?”
Acts 12:13-15 • Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!” • “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.”
Hope and Pray • Discerning problems • Feeling anxious • Desiring good things