On the third Sunday of Advent, Laura Eriksson explored the paradox of God’s holiness and humility in Christ. Leviticus 21 tells the story of a people set apart by strict standards for holiness. In Alan Kreider’s Journey Towards Holiness (1987), the character of the Inexpressible One is described as holy in four ways: a Living Force, Separateness, God-Likeness, and Dynamism. The angels announcement to the shepherds was an outpouring of radiance as Jesus became God With Us (Emmanuel). May we in the church heed John the Baptist’s call to generosity, honesty, and gratitude in anticipation of Jesus’ arrival. [KH]

Service Details

Passage: Luke 2:8-21

Communion: No

Ecumenical or Event: 3rd Advent/Shepherd's Sunday

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Laura Eriksson

Worship Leader: Veronica Dyck

Song Leader: Michael Despotovic

Pianist: Rosemary Bell

Usher: Diane Ehling

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Sunday School Team

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