Wayzata Community Church
December 3, 2013
Who’s Chasing Whom?
A priest once said to a prominent member of his parish, “You’re always in a hurry. Where are you going?” The man answered, “I’m running after happiness, meaning, and fulfillment.” The priest responded, “Who ever told you those things were ahead of you, trying to elude you? Isn’t it possible that they are behind you…looking for you…and the faster you run the harder it is for them to catch up with you?”
I imagine that’s how it is for us this time of year. We’re all in a great big hurry to get ready for Christmas. We spend the season of Advent running after happiness, meaning, and fulfillment when all we really have to do is stop long enough to let those things catch up with us!
Tomorrow night you have a chance to slow down long enough to let the true happiness, meaning, and fulfillment of Christmas begin to catch up with you. Billy McLaughlin and his world-class group of musicians will lead us in a worshipful experience titled Simple Gifts. Click here to learn more about this meaningful tradition and Billy’s inspiring story.
The season has only just begun. Before you get running too fast, come to church tomorrow, slow down…and be blessed.
P.S. This is also time to “catch up” with your annual ministry giving. Please, remember to fulfill your pledge and consider a special year-end gift. WCC needs your support. Give here: The Power of One
Here are this week’s quick links:
1. Advent Music - We have several concerts this Advent Season beginning with Simple Gifts: Christmas with Billy McLaughlin on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Begin Advent with a magical musical concert that brings a modern flair to traditional Christmas carols and hymns. Simple Gifts combines violin, Celtic whistle, piano, guitar, and percussion... with angelic vocals to delight all ages and prepare us for Advent and Christmas. Free-will offering at the door.
2. Advent Events - We have several events to attend this Advent season! Save the date for WCC Children's Christmas Shoppe, , and the WCCNS Santa Breakfast, . Join us for the Santa Breakfast! Enjoy a Holiday Pancake, Storytime, Pictures with Santa, and a Raffle and Bake Sale! Advance tickets are $5 per child, $10 per adult. For more information and to sign up, click here.
3. Volunteer Central- Volunteer opportunities for November 24 - 30, 2013 - Why not share your special gifts with someone? Volunteer Now!