A Time to Trust

Nov-Dec, 2016

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  • A Time to Trust: Emmanuel, God With Us - Ed Baker
  • A Time to Trust: Mary's Risk - Alice Shirey
  • A Time to Trust: Herod's Risk - Kurt Vander Wiel
  • A Time to Trust: Simeon’s Risks - Ed Baker
  • A Time to Trust: The Magi's Risk - Eric Lins

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Teaching Schedule

  • February 24

    Community Center: Jeff Mickey
    Sanctuary: Dave Bartlett
    Grundy County: Kurt Vander Wiel
    Waverly: Alice Shirey

  • March 3

    Community Center: Kurt Vander Wiel
    Sanctuary: Karla Chestnut
    Grundy County: Alice Shirey
    Waverly: Dave Bartlett

  • March 10

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Doug Tensen
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Karla Chestnut

  • March 17

    Community Center: Karla Chestnut
    Sanctuary: Live Stream
    Grundy County: Alice Shirey
    Waverly: Dave Bartlett

  • March 24

    Community Center: Doug Tensen
    Sanctuary: Dave Bartlett
    Grundy County: Karla Chestnut
    Waverly: Ed Baker

  • March 31

    Community Center: Dave Bartlett
    Sanctuary: Brian Steenhoek
    Grundy County: Ed Baker
    Waverly: Doug Tensen

A Time to Trust

Since we kicked off the fall with "Risk-Taking Faith" as our theme for the Gathering, for Advent we are focusing on the "risk" that ordinary human beings took (or failed to take) as they trusted God to play their part in the coming of the Messiah. Mary took a huge risk in trusting God to be the mother of Jesus, the irreligious Magi took a huge risk to follow the star to find the Promised One, Simeon took the risk of waiting his whole life in the temple for the one he knew God would send, and King Herod, rarely explored in teaching, refused to take the risk to believe that God was God and he was not. We will explore each person’s story as we walk through the Scriptural account of Jesus’ coming.

We will then challenge ourselves to ponder the risks God might be asking each of us to take during the Advent season - for some, the risk to believe for the first time, for others, the risk to love in hard circumstances, the risk to let Jesus be King over all of our life, the risk to believe God when he asks hard things of us, etc.