With the beginning of Advent the worshipping community of Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes will explore themes based on the book “The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem,” by Adam Hamilton.
Pastor Dianne Ciesluk will base her weekly Advent sermons on the willingness of Mary, the mercy of Joseph, the encouragement of Elizabeth, the perseverance that the journey took and, finally, the presence at the manger. She will focus on the fact that “the journey” can be our own journey to the manger in Bethlehem.
Parishioners will worship on each of the Sundays of Advent at 9 a.m. On Dec. 9, the Bells of Grace Choir will present its annual Christmas music concert, directed by Ardie Morris, before the worship service at 8:40 a.m. Bobbi Quass will be the guest soloist.
At 10:30 a.m. that day, the children will present the Sunday School Christmas Pageant.
The Christmas Eve worship service will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 24.