A Necessary Stop on the Way

Sunday, December 6, 2015

A sermon preached by
Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC December 6, 2015, Advent 2.

Texts:  Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6                                                      

Our guiding theme throughout Advent
this year is “Coming Soon.”  When you see
store fronts in the city or in the mall with those words scrawled across the
window, you know something new is being built and will be offered there,
something different will appear.  Here in
our own physical plant, we are seeing concrete signs of the new things that are
coming; windows and floors (and that funky circular lounge in the parlor) have
been removed, scaffolding is up, and dust has started to fly…  We knew this was coming soon, th [...]