Hope Lutheran Church of Klamath Falls, Oregon

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8:30am Heritage Service
9:45am Fellowship Hour
11:00am Contemporary Service & Sunday School


Hope Lutheran Church
2314 Homedale Road
Klamath Falls OR 97603
541.884.6414

Hope Community Center
2408 Homedale Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
541-274-1876


Waiting in Hope

 

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:24-25

 

Advent

 

December 2 begins the season of Advent. In our Advent worship, we listen to the prophets announcing the Messiah (Christ) who comes. We know and experience the vast need of the world – then and now—for a redeemer and savior. Recognizing the needs within us and among us and in our world, we wait forward to God’s eternally new gift of God’s self to us. So how do we wait? … by preparing.

 

Advent is about preparing

 

Advent is a time for preparing ourselves to appreciate the awesome gift of God to us in Jesus Christ. We prepare by deepening our faith. This might mean:

· Our ears listen anew for where angels’ wings are now gently rustling;

· Our eyes more clearly see the guiding star in our life;

· Our feet carry us to the stable where God presently resides;

· Our knees bow humbly in prayer;

· Our minds are open to understanding; and,

· Our hearts be ready to receive the grace of God.

 

We prepare in Advent by helping others. Some suggestions:

· Keeping a promise

· Welcoming a stranger

· Seeking out a forgotten friend or family member

· Listening with understanding

· Laughing with joy

· Brightening the heart of someone

· Encouraging another

· Expressing your gratitude

· Expressing your love … once again.

 

Blessing upon your Advent preparations and your Christmas joy.

Pastor Lou