Rev.  Annie Melick


ADVENT:  THOSE WHO DREAM CHANGE EVERYTHING


December 20, 2020 The 4th Sunday in Advent
Those who dream… are not alone (love)

Focal scriptures Luke 1:26-45 | 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
This week, we recognize what preceded Mary’s song of praise: news that was disorienting and bewildering, possibly threatening her life. Together, Mary and Elizabeth find courage and comfort in spite of their unusual circumstances. We, too, are called to carry, support, and encourage one another’s dreams.


December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve
This night, we are those who dream.

Focal scriptures Luke 2:1-20 | Isaiah 9:2-7
The Christmas story reminds us that we are all dreamers. Like those gathered around the manger, we come to this night each year with awe, wonder, and holy imagination for what is possible. Like Mary, we treasure God’s dream in our hearts and commit to keeping it alive. Like the holy family, we believe and trust in a God who comes to us in the vulnerability of a child.

December 27, 2020 1st Sunday After Christmas
Those who dream… will not keep silent

Focal scriptures Luke 2:22-40 | Isaiah 61:10-62:3
God’s dreams are not for us alone. Simeon and Anna could not keep silent—they witnessed Jesus’ divine presence in the temple and were compelled to speak up. Like the prophet Isaiah, we will not keep silent and we will not rest until what has been sown will spring up as righteousness and peace in every nation.

 

January 3, 2021 Epiphany
Those who dream… persevere
Focal scriptures Matthew 2:1-12 | Isaiah 60:1-6
On Epiphany, we celebrate how God’s love transverses cultural and geographical barriers to become good news for all people. We marvel at the persistence of God to shine the way for the Magi so that they might bear witness to the divine. We honor that the Magi trusted their dreams and returned home by


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Link will be on our homepage
On-line worshipers will need bread and drink
for Communion on December 6th





Remember in your prayers: Joe Cox, Sue Overturf, Max and Peggy Sheets,    Jane Markley and Sue Milem.

                                          
Nursery is not available for younger children at this time. 

WIndows5CHarlieWheaton-4

In Memory of

Charles Wheaton
                        1820 – 1881
Squire and Mercy (Jacobus) Wheaton were two of the charter members of the Presbyterian Church of Trenton.  One of their eleven children was Charles who was born March 3, 1820 in Monmouth County, New Jersey and came to Trenton Township when he was still a boy.  Charles was a farmer who married Mary Elizabeth Saunders on February 3, 1848. They had six children one of whom was Charles M. Wheaton who married Daisy Green and owned a hardware and car dealership on the south side of Sunbury square.
Mary Elizabeth has a window from the Missionary Society.