Rev. Barbara E. Mosch, Pastor
P. O. Box 837
103 Turnpike St.
Milesburg, PA 16853
From Barbara’s Desk
Welcome to our website. I hope that you will find it helpful and that it will answer your questions about our church. This is the page where I share thoughts, articles I read, and/or other information. If I can be of help to you, please call and leave a message on our church phone, 814-355-0890.
Please mark your calendars for the Church Dinner I am planning for Dec. 13th immediately following worship. It is my way of saying thank you for your support, understanding, and prayers throughout the year.
In the introduction to a creative little book, Parables for Christmas, John Killinger writes that Christmas is a time for stories about baby Jesus, Mary, shepherds, and wise men. But at this time of year, we seldom hear stories that Jesus himself told. His book aims at making up for that loss by retelling Jesus’ parables in the language of Christmas. The points Jesus wanted to make remain the same. It is hoped that this will help us to hear the familiar stories in new ways.
Our Christmas candlelight service will include the beloved lighting of Christmas candles to “Silent Night” and the opportunity to contemplate what Christ’s coming means to each of us.
I hope that you will make every effort to join our church family for the special events that are planned during this season.
Shalom, Pastor Barbara
Scripture readings for December:
The first scripture readings are from the Revised Common
The second set are those we will consider during Advent in a series of parables for Christmas
Sunday, December 6
Mal. 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Phil. 1:3-41; Luke 3:1-6
Isa. 12:2; Jn. 10:10; Matt. 25:14-30
Sunday, December 13
Zeph. 3:14-20; Isa. 12:2-6; Phil. 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18
Job 2:7, 9-10; Luke 16:19-34
Sunday, December 20
Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46b-55 or Ps. 80:1-7; Heb. 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 (46-55)
Dan 9:9; Luke 24:47; Luke 15:11-33
Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
Isa 9:2-7; Ps. 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
Ex. 3:1-12; Numbers 14:1-4; 26-29; Ps. 136: 1-9, 16-17, 23-26; Isa. 35:1-8a;
Isa. 40:3-8; Isa. 9:2,6-7; Rev. 22:1-5
Friday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Dawn: Isa. 62:6-12; Ps. 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke (2:1-7) 8-20
Day: Isa. 52:7-10; Ps. 98; Heb. 1:1-4 (5-12); Jn. 1:1-14