12/2021 – Bulletin – Christmas Weekend

Month: December 2021

12/19/2021 – Bulletin: Advent 4

Cradle and cross are inextricably connected on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Between a lovely tribute to the little town of Bethlehem and Mary’s magnificent song of praise, the letter to the Hebrews reminds us in no uncertain terms that Christ’s advent is for “the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” It is the kind of tension in which the church always lives as when in holy communion—with high delight—“we proclaim the Lord’s death.”

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12/12/2021 – Bulletin: Advent 3

Christ’s presence in our midst in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the God in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful” than John, even with a winnowing fork in hand, is good news—and cause for exultation—for us who are being saved. Great joy is the tone for the third Sunday of Advent.

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In Remembrance of Elsa (Mattsson) Persson

Elsa Mattsson Persson, age 95, wife of the late Rev. L. Einar Persson, passed away peacefully at her home in East Bridgewater, on Sunday December 5, 2021. Born on Saturday August 7, 1926, in Proctor, VT, she was the daughter of the late Swan and Lilly (Valentine) Mattsson and was the oldest of eleven.

December 15, 2021
11:00 AM
Pine Hill Cemetery
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Reception at First Evangelical Lutheran, Brockton

Obituary: https://www.d-mfh.com/obituary/Elsa-Persson

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12/05/2021 – Bulletin: Advent 2

Forerunners and messengers advance the advent of our God. While John the baptizer’s voice in the wilderness may be the principal focus of the day, Malachi’s prophecy could as easily herald the coming Christ as forerunner of the Lord of hosts. Finally all the baptized are called to participate in the sharing of the gospel. In so doing we prepare the way for the coming of Jesus and assist all people in capturing a vision of the “salvation of God.”

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