On this 10th day of Christmas, I invite you to marvel with me that the Word became flesh – God became a human being, beginning as a baby – and dwelt (and still dwells) among us. God knows – God has experienced – all of what it means to be human, the best and the worst of life. God became human to transform the relationship between us and God, this precious relationship between you and me and all creation and the eternal Word, God-made-flesh.
You may be able to tell – we read John 1:1-18 in worship this morning. This marvelous scripture passage often sparks my imagination and inspires wonder and amazement about God for me. If you’d like to join our worship service for today (or other recent weeks), click “Worship in Advent & Christmas” in the menu tabs at the top or left side of this page.
We are the children of God, called and gathered by the Holy Spirit to be St. Peter Lutheran Church. But as St. Peter Lutheran Church in this time and place, we are also a legal organization – and so we have meetings! Thus our required announcement:
The Semi-Annual Meeting of St. Peter Lutheran Church (rescheduled from November 22) will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 11 a.m. (PST) via Zoom. A letter about this meeting will be mailed to all members this week. If you have questions about this meeting, please contact me, President Laura, or a member of the council.
Now, in these last few days of Christmas and the beginning of this new year of 2021, pray with me this New Year’s prayer:
you have placed us in a world of space and time,
and through the events of our lives you bless us with your love.
Grant that in this new year we may know your presence,
see your love at work,
and live in the light of the event that gives us joy forever –
the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
– Intern Pastor Beth