It’s November 15th, and we’re heading into the busiest time of the year. Cleaning, cooking, shopping, traveling, decorating, waiting in line, sitting in traffic, stringing lights, shoveling snow, and all around Merry-making will fill our days and nights fuller than your stomach when the pies come out on Thanksgiving Day. Personal experience tells me that in this busy season it is very easy to miss my prayer and devotional time with Jesus. I need that time more to counteract the extra stresses of the season; yet I am often too tired, too distracted, or too busy to make it happen.
Planning ahead can help. Before you find yourself tangled in the lights and up to your neck in cranky relatives take a few moments to schedule some time with Jesus on your calendar. Make a daily appointment. Do it now…trust me, you’ll be glad you did!
Here are some opportunities that can help you to turn off the business of the season and spend some time in devotion and prayer with Messiah Lutheran Church in Lynnfield, MA.
Thanksgiving Eve Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving: 7am-7pm (Sign up for a 30 min. slot even if you can’t make it in person)
Thanksgiving Eve Prayer and Praise service: 7:30 pm
Advent Prayer: Thursday nights at 7:30. Join us for half an hour of directed prayer and wonderful Advent music that will be sure to prepare your hearts and minds for the coming of our Savior. Dec 2, 9, and 16.
Christmas Eve Service of Carols and Lessons 7:30; Dec. 24.
Christmas Day Worship with Communion 10:00 AM Dec 25.