As We Gather..."Say you're sorry!" Such words are often
said by a parent to a child when a wrong has occurred,
usually intended to be a lesson for
the child in teaching that actions have consequences. As we hear
the Word of God today from Matthew 3, we also come to realize that
our actions have consequences. Yet it is not just actions, but also
thoughts and inactions, and the consequences of our sinful nature.
The Lord doesn't tell us to just, "Say you're sorry!" Through His
Word and through His servants like John the Baptist, He calls us to
repent-to not just speak an apology, but to turn away from sin and
turn to Him. In this Advent season of preparation to receive our
Savior born for us, we also prepare like the people of John the
Baptist's time through this ongoing and continuing action of
repentance. Moved to repentance by faith, we are then able to live
as His people, bear fruit in His name, and continue to be united as
one and "together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 15:6).
can Parents do during J.A.M....
8:30am-9:10am: Parenting Biblically will
be held in the School Library. Join us for a time of facilitated
discussion. We will look at what the experts say and share our
experiences and insights with each other.
8:30am-9:10am: All the Places to
Go...How will You know? Bestselling author John Ortberg
gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of
the opportunities that await. All are welcome to meet in the
Undercroft. Led by Carl Butz.
9:30am Bible Study in FLC: Presentations
and presenters change weekly.
If you are interested in making
end of year donations to St. Paul,
here is a list of Special Gifts
and Funds that are available.
Please contact Jean Steinke for
details at 262-377-4659 ext. 339