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Pastor Ralph's
Weekly Update
December 5, 2019


Greetings, CHLC family and friends,

This coming Sunday, December 8, is the second Sunday of Advent. We are introduced to John the Baptist, the one who is like Elijah, preparing the way for the coming messiah!! John reminds us that there is an aspect of judgement with the coming of the messiah, and that may not seem like good news ... but John's call to repent is an invitation to open ourselves up to the loving of God and God's power to purify us.

We still have plenty of spots on the Christmas Cheer delivery sign up, to take a plate of goodies to some of our shut-in church members the week of December 15. It is important to help these folks remember that they are still part of our church family.

The hat and mitten tree is up for a while longer, and this Sunday is the final one to order poinsettias for the Christmas display. Also there are a few gift items left on The Giving Tree by the coat racks as we proved for one of our families in need this Christmas.
I thank you in advance for your generosity this holiday season.

Finally, in two weeks our choir and Sunday school will present our original presentation of, "Christmas Around the World". You will experience some new - and very different - traditions from cultures around the world in words, songs, actions and food. I know it will be a treat for all!

I will see you in worship!