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Christmas

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.

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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

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This Just In: November 12

Music Ministries News & Events, Opportunities to Serve, This Just In
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There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.
– Route 1 Day Center; Our Turn!
– Wish Upon A Star
– Operation Christmas Child – Time is Almost Up!
– Advent Study Group – Sign Up by Nov. 1
– Journey to Bethlehem – It’s a Glen Mar Thing
– Family Christmas Eve Service – Dec. 24 at 2:30 and 4:00 pm
– Musicians Sought for Christmas Eve Services

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This Just In: November 5

Opportunities to Serve, This Just In, Worship
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There’s always something happening at Glen Mar:
– The NEW Messenger Newsletter
– Attend Jewels for Hope This Saturday Nov. 6
– Wish Upon a Star Sign-ups Begin Nov. 7
– Pumpkin Collection for Farm Critters
– Journey to Bethlehem Kit Construction, Nov. 13
– Family Christmas Eve Services, Dec. 22 at 2:30 and 4:00 pm
– Operation Christmas Child
– Sign up for Advent Study

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Message From Pastor Mandy

The Messenger
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Dear Glen Mar Friends,
I was reading a meme on Facebook the other day that said, “If they think the ‘supply chain’ can keep Christmas from coming, they must not know much about the true meaning of Christmas.” Amen to that! As Advent approaches, I’m reminded again this year about the gift of a Savior, Jesus Christ, who comes to us in seasons when we need him the most.  We celebrate his coming to us, his birth, not in the long easy days of summer, but in the cold, dark, time of the year. A time when we need light more than ever.  And this year, as like last year, it seems we need the Light of the World more than ever too.

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