Notes and Quotes...
In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,
"The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
'Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.'"
Now John wore clothing of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance. Do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
"I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."
- Deck the Halls with Crafts and Baked Goods! Redeemer Crafters and Bakers are busy putting the last details on the items for the Annual Christmas Bazaar that will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 8AM until 2PM. Crafts, Christmas ornaments and decorations, and Redeemer's famous baked goods will be for sale in the Parish Hall. Tell all your friends and neighbors to save the date and plan to be there early as baked items go quickly!
- Winter Service Project: Redeemer will be collecting crackers, sugar-free gum, small 8 oz. bottles of water, dried fruit, cookies, and other items that will be used to fill "snack bags" to donate to Ahope as part of our Christmas community outreach projects. We would like to fill as many as 100 snack bags if possible. You may place your donations for this project in the big Christmas boxes located in the parish hall.
Altar Flowers: If you would like to place flowers on the altar as a memorial or in thanksgiving, please place your donation in one of the colored envelopes found in the pews and add it to the plate during collections.
Prayers: If you are in need of special prayers such as RIP for family members or friends, healing, or any special situations, please call Diane Jackson at 768-0044 to add your prayers to our prayer chain. If you would like to become a member of the prayer chain, talk to Diane Jackson
This Week's Worship Schedule:
|Sunday|| 8:15 AM
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