Advent begins on December 3

 Mid-Week Worship and Bible Study

Fear Not! It’s a message that accompanies virtually every appearance of God or appearance of God’s angels in the Scriptures. It’s also an important word for us in our lives today. People are fearful of many things.

You’ve heard me say many times through the years that, though many consider doubt to be the opposite of faith, in fact, fear is the opposite of faith. In the face of faith, fear is diminished. In the face of the One who is perfect love, fear is defeated.

On Wednesday evenings, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, beginning at 7:00, we will gather for a simple Eucharistic service followed by Bible Study. The services are adapted from a service published on Sundays and Seasons, the ELCA’s liturgical resource web site. The weekly Bible study will focus on the texts listed below.

The themes and texts are:

Dec. 6:             Fear Not, Mary, Favored One of God            Luke 1:26-38

Dec. 13:           Fear Not, Joseph, Son of David                     Matthew 1:18-25

Dec. 20:           Fear Not, Chosen People of God                   Isaiah 43:1-7, 15-21