Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 AM Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.
Second Sunday of Advent
We find joy in connection
Isaiah 40:1-11 | Luke 1:24-45
In community, our joy expands. When we can’t rejoice, we can carry each other’s joy. That is what Elizabeth and Mary do for each other. The good news begins to take shape in Elizabeth’s womb, but scripture tells us that she stays secluded, hiding her pregnancy from others—that is, until Mary arrives at her door, also pregnant. Perhaps Mary’s arrival is the inbreaking that changes everything for Elizabeth, for in that moment, her child leaps in her womb and she is filled with the Spirit. She can’t help but rejoice. Her joy is contagious and wraps around Mary like a hug. Through the prophet Isaiah, we hear God speak tender words of comfort; this is the comfort we can give to and receive from each other during this season.
The Rev. David Cooney will be preaching. Spirit will be sharing in music leadership this morning.
ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.