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Readings for December 29 to January 4

December 29, 2013 John 1:19-34 Key Verses: “John answered them, ‘I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.’” John 1:26-27 Time: about 30 CE Background: John the Baptist lived in the wilderness […]

Christmas Eve Candlelight service – 7pm

Readings for December 22 to 28

December 22, 2013 John 1:1-18 Key Verse: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 Time: about 30 CE Background: The gospel of John differs from Matthew, Mark, and Luke in many ways. The three share similar stories. They have similar approaches to interpreting […]

Common Ground Community Cafe – hours

These are the hours for December 16 to 21 Monday, December 16 – Closed Tuesday, December 17 – 8:30am to 10 pm Wednesday, December 18 – 8:30 am to 10 pm Thursday, December 19 – 8:30 am to 10 pm Friday, December 20 – 8:30 am to 1 pm;  7 pm to 10 pm Saturday, […]

Readings for December 15 to 21

December 15, 2013 Isaiah 55:1-11 Key Verse: “Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” Isaiah 55:1 Time: mid 500’s BCE Background: The book of Isaiah was written at a time when God people, Israel, […]

Common Ground Community Cafe – hours this week

Here are the hours for the week of December 9 to 14 Monday December 9- Closed Tuesday December 10 – 8:30 am to 10 pm Wednesday December 11 – 8:30 am to 10 pm Thursday December 12 – 8:30 am to 10 pm Friday December 13 –  8:30 am to 1 pm,  7 pm to […]

Readings for December 8 to 14

December 8, 2013 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Key Verses: “Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: ‘I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I […]

Common Ground Community Cafe

The hours for the Common Ground Community Cafe are as follows: December 2 through 14 Monday: Closed Tuesday:  8:30am to 10 pm Wednesday 8:30 am to 4 pm Thursday 8:30 am t0 10 pm Friday 8:30 am to 1 pm; 7 pm to 10 pm Saturday 10 am to 4 pm If you know anyone […]

Readings for December 1 to 7

December 1, 2013 Daniel 3:1, 8-30 Key Verse:  “Nebuchadnezzar said, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants who trusted in him.’” Daniel 2:28 Time: mid 500’s BCE Background: The book of Daniel was written at a time when God’s people were in exile. They had […]