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Here’s what is happening at Salem
This weekend… December 1, 2016
At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the light of Christ’s coming. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.
The origin of Advent as a season of fasting to prepare for baptisms at Epiphany is evident on the Second Sunday, which introduces the fiery preaching and baptismal ministry of John the Baptist. God comes, in the past in the history of Israel and the incarnation of Jesus, in the present in the word and sacrament of each Sunday, and in the future at the end of all things. The preaching of John the Baptist calls us to prepare for God—perhaps in many ways quite different from our usual preparation for Christmas.
We now have a special place on our website for our youth ministry. Check out upcoming youth events and get information about Hammonasset 2014. You can find it under Ministries on the menu bar at the top or by clicking here!
Aging & disability resource
We have added an aging and disability resource guide. You can find it under Resources above or by clicking here.
Click on the event for more details. Click here for calendar format
- “Letting in the Light” (11/27/16 – Advent 1A)
- “Pried Open to Paradox” (11/20/16 – Christ the King)
- “Surely It Is God Who Saves Me” (11/13/16 – Pentecost 26C)
- “Saintly Sinners or Sinful Saints” (11/6/16 – All Saints)