The texts for Sunday include a couple of my favorite passages - Mary's "magnificat" and the passage that Jesus appropriated as his "mission statement,"- and both are concerned with Rejoicing.
Though, the reason for that rejoicing is often over looked - because if we were to actually pay attention to what the prophet said or what Mary sung, we might start to think that they were... (gasp!)...socialists.
Isaiah 61: 1 - 4, 8 - 11
Luke 1: 46 - 55
As before ( Advent 1, Advent 2), if you like this series of Advent power-point backgrounds, you are free to copy them for your own personal or church use.
And if you'd like to make a donation to The Salvation Army at this time, you can use this on-line red kettle.
The Salvation Army of Fairmont, Minnesota needs to raise $23,000 in our kettles this year. This will allow us to continue serving those with great needs throughout all of next year. (You can use this link to find the Salvation Army nearest to you, as well.) Thank you for thinking of us at this time.