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Join Us For In-Person Worship - December 5, 2021
1805 Minnesota St. The Dalles
8 a.m. Worship Service - In person - Masks are worn
9:00 a.m. Forum Sunday - Masks are worn
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10 a.m. Worship Service - In person - Masks are worn
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This Advent, come to the manger of my heart
This Advent, Lord, come to the manger of my heart.
Fill me with Your presence from the very start.
As I prepare for the holidays and gifts to be given,
Remind me of the gift You gave when You sent Your Son from Heaven.
The first Christmas gift, it was the greatest gift ever.
You came as a baby born in a manger.
Wrapped like the gifts I find under my tree,
Waiting to be opened, to reveal Your love to me.
Restore to me the wonder that came with Jesus' birth,
When He left the riches of Heaven and wrapped Himself in rags of earth.
Immanuel, God with us, Your presence came that night.
And angels announced, "Into your darkness, God brings His Light."
"Do not be afraid," they said, to shepherds in the field.
Speak to my heart today, Lord, and help me to yield.
Make me like those shepherd boys, obedient to Your call.
Setting distractions and worries aside, to You I surrender them all.
Surround me with Your presence, Lord, I long to hear Your voice.
Clear my mind of countless concerns and all the holiday noise.
Slow me down this Christmas, let me not be in a rush.
In the midst of parties and planning, I want to feel Your hush.
This Christmas, Jesus, come to the manger of my heart.
Invade my soul like Bethlehem, bringing peace to every part.
Dwell within and around me, as I unwrap Your presence each day.
Keep me close to You, Lord. It's in Your wonderful Name I pray.
~Renee Swope, “The Manger of My Heart” from Proverbs 31 Ministries
Advent Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Services
Wednesday, December 8: Zion Lutheran
Organ Crawl December 5 - 2:00-5:00 p.m.
St. Peter's Landmark - 3rd and Lincoln Streets 2:00-2:20
UCC Congregational - 5th and Court Streets 2:40-3:00
First Church of Christ Scientist - 5th and Court Streets 3:20-3:40
St. Paul Episcopal Church - 1805 Minnesota St. 4:00-4:20
Zion Lutheran Church - 10th & Union 4:40-5:20
It's Advent ...
KIVA loan buys chickens
Check out the story where a KIVA loan of $3200 helped out a young mother, Petronila, with three children to expand her chicken business. A small loan from St. Paul's helped this woman purchase more chickens. How cool is that!