Words of Life: Advent Nov. 22nd 2016

Words of Life for this week are: “Advent”

Advent means the coming of Christ into the world. It is the season where the church joyfully remembers that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, continues to come in the world and the sacraments (communion and baptism), and will come again in power and great glory. Many people around the world, and even here in Tigard, are experiencing the presence of the Lord. He shows up every day by His Holy Spirit. He is the force or power that leads us to do good things. This week is Thanksgiving and people need help and support. Some people don’t have good family connections and are alone. Have you invited a neighbor to join you in your holiday meal. Have you reached out to a person that is struggling emotionally or financially. When you have had an encounter with Jesus, you do kind things all year long not just at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow Advent to be the spark that helps you to feel love from Christ and to give love to someone else. 
God bless you,

Pastor David Greenidge