The Advent-ure Begins

Pastor's Ponderings
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Dear Glen Mar friends, This Sunday marks the start of Advent,  a season of preparation for Christmas, and a reminder that Jesus’ birth changed the world, forever. During this season, we’ll have many opportunities for worship and for getting ready for Christmas. We get our houses ready for Christmas by putting up decorations; we get our bank accounts ready for…

My Sister’s Place Winter Gear Collection

Opportunities to Serve
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Glen Mar is accepting donations for new winter clothing and outdoor protection gear to be provided to My Sister’s Place Women’s Center. My Sister’s Place, located in Baltimore City, serves women experiencing homelessness and poverty. The biggest need right now is for the women to layer up and protect themselves from the cold, which can turn deadly in the winter.…

Tell YOUR Family Christmas Story

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Want something creative to do with your family? Have creative writing skills? Like coming up with fun stories? Have a fun story to share about Christmas? We want to hear from you! The worship team is collecting Christmas stories and poems about Christmas, Christmas morning, and/or the joy and meaning of Christmas for our December 26th services. Please email us…

Christ the King, a.k.a. Jesus is Lord

Pastor's Ponderings
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Dear Glen Mar friends,
You may not know this, but this Sunday is Christ the King Sunday and It marks the end of the Christian liturgical year. It’s also the Sunday before Thanksgiving too. And as we come to the “end of the year” it is good to be reminded that Jesus is Lord of our lives and hearts. To say Jesus is Lord is to say that we are not, that our secular leaders are not, that racism, injustice, and oppression are not. It is a reminder that our baptisms are our primary allegiance, and as people of faith, we are called to serve our Lord at all times and all places. We view our politics, and our jobs, and our families, and our finances through the lens of Christ’s lordship. And so, to “give thanks” on the last Thursday in November is to give thanks to the One who is Lord, the one who comes to save, love, heal and free us and all creation.


This Just In: November 19

Music Ministries News & Events, Opportunities to Serve, This Just In
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There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.
– We’re Back! Our Turn @ Rt. 1 Day Resource Center (Saturday Nov. 27)
– Sleep In Heavenly Peace – We Still Need Donations
– Jewels For Hope Sparkles Again for HopeWorks!
– Family Christmas Project for Worship
– Ames Coat Drive
– Advent Study Group – Sign Up by Nov. 21
– Journey to Bethlehem – It’s a Glen Mar Thing!
– Family Christmas Eve Services – Dec. 24 at 2:30 and 4:00 pm
– Musicians Sought for Christmas Eve Services