Multiple Meanings: Learning from Other Interpretations (Session Two): Prepare the Way of the Lord, by Tami Skorczewski
Mark Allan Powell of Trinity Lutheran Seminary writes, “Our study for this month will focus on meaning as both message and effect. Sometimes people find stories meaningful because of the moral or message they think the story conveys; other times they appreciate how the story affects them (emotionally or at some other level).”

Bible Study. Session two: Prepare the way of the Lord (Luke 3:3–17). Preaching of John the Baptist. (Source: gathermagazine.org.)

Closing Prayer: Dear God, the Apostle Paul urges us to give thanks for all things and in all circumstances. We want to do that, but we especially want to give thanks for all people. Thank you for people who compliment us and for people who criticize us…for people who appreciate us and for people who take us for granted…for people who accept us as we are and for people who insist that we be better…for people who give us wings and for people who bring us down to earth. Thank you for people who surprise us. Thank you for everyone. Amen.

WELCA’s 2018 Unit Wide Mission Project is Kids Are God’s Gift. Projects this year will support local children and their families with not only physical needs but also with emotional and spiritual support.

Sweets for Your Valentine Sale will be held on Sunday, February 11, from 8:30 to 11:00 A.M., in The Gathering Place. This is a great opportunity to purchase all types of sweets and chocolates for your favorite valentine. The sale is one of WELCA’s annual fundraisers to support WELCA’s Unit Wide Mission Project for 2018.

“LOVE makes our friends a little dearer.
JOY makes our hearts a little lighter.
FAITH makes our paths a little clearer.
HOPE makes our lives a little brighter.
PEACE brings us all a little nearer.”

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