Pathways Christian Fellowship
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Welcome to Pathways
A non-denominational place of worship
To join the service on Zoom contact Pastor Frank 474-4194
10:15 AM, Sunday mornings
730 Olean Rd.
East Aurora NY 14052
The first Sunday of Advent. The time of waiting and anticipation on the church calendar. Our culture sure makes it hard for us to focus on our waiting for the time when we celebrate the coming of the Son of God, Jesus, to live among creation. God, human, our next-door neighbor!
We will be reading Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 on this first Sunday of Advent. The Psalmist cries out to God in anguish because God seems to have abandoned God’s people. An odd reading for this Sunday…
But maybe the point is that the Psalmist is at least turning to God to ask for light at the time of Israel’s darkest moments. And that is what we do during this time of Advent. We wait in anticipation of the Light that is to come into the world – then and now.
This is exactly the message behind our Gospel reading from Mark (13:24-37). Jesus is telling His listeners to stay awake. For the coming of the Messiah is at hand. Jesus makes the coming seem pretty bleak, talking about wars and pestilence beforehand. Jesus’ warning is part of a tradition of that time that is called apocalyptic. Want to know more?
See you Sunday.
Our schedule this Sunday will be somewhat different.
Hanging of the Greens
Special music by guest musician John Whitney. John will sing his original composition, “Gifts Given.” it asks us to ponder the tradition of gift giving this time of the year.
Advent candle lighting
Sundays Starting at 10:15 am
Pathways Christian Fellowship church holds worship service every Sunday at 10:15 at the new Rural Outreach Center building. It is located at 730 Olean Rd in East Aurora NY 14052.
Worship is streamed on ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6604754787?pwd=YjlYNUxLWHVtK1N5NDA3SmdFK1JjZz09
Get in touch to find out more about prayer services at Pathways Christian Fellowship.