Dear Partners in Mission:
In conversations with you throughout this year I have heard clearly the challenges that 2020 has brought. In those same conversations you have also expressed a multitude of creative and new ways you have found to do ministry and mission. As people of Law and Gospel it is important that we be honest with how hard this year has been for us, our griefs and losses, future stories cancelled, but also know the gospel that God is still faithful and in change new life comes. During Advent we wait upon the greatest change God has ever brought to the world. Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God, Immanuel, God with us.
During this busy season I know you have much to do to prepare for a Christmas in the time of Covid-19. As you look forward please be aware of a few opportunities/resources we want to be sure you are aware of…
- NT-NL Synod Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service Dec. 21st at 7pm. (Livestreamed from Calvary, Richland Hills and shared on our NT-NL Facebook)
- Briarwood Online Golf Auction Monday Dec 14th from 10am-7pm. Make a hole in one by giving a gift to Briarwood and bid on a gift for a loved one (or yourself). https://one.bidpal.net/bwgolfauction/welcome
- Sermon recordings for Christmas Eve/Day and the 1st Sunday of Christmas will be posted to the NT-NL Youtube Channel.
- Guidance for remote/online meetings as you look towards annual meetings in January.
As always there are a multitude of resources for you on our Covid-19 webpage. Connecting and providing these resources in this time is another way that we live #InMissionTogether. I am grateful for you all, your work and witness, and know that as we wait for the coming of God’s great change, you are daily in my prayers.
In Advent Hope,