Christmas Plans at VSCC:

Sunday, December 18: 10:00am Worship Service – The Last Sunday of Advent (LOVE)

Saturday, December 24: 6:30pm Christmas Eve Service – Music & Lessons for the Family

Sunday, December 25: 10:00am Worship Service – Christmas Fun & Communion (wear your favorite pajamas, team jersey or ugly Christmas sweater).       

Sunday, January 1: NO Worship Service – “Acts of Kindness” Sunday (Reach out to neighbors & strangers with your heart, hands and feet today).


A Perfect Advent Poem

Mary Oliver has long been the favorite poet for my mom and I. This particular poem, “An Advent Poem” from her book, “Thirst,” speaks to the preparation and anticipation of the whole world as we all await the next coming of Jesus.

An Advent Poem by Mary Oliver

Dear Lord, I have swept and I have washed but

still nothing is as shining as it should be

for you. Under the sink, for example, is an

uproar of mice – it is the season of their

many children. What shall I do? And under the eaves

and through the walls the squirrels

have gnawed their ragged entrances – but it the season

when they need shelter, so what shall I do? And

the raccoon limps into the kitchen and opens the cupboard

while the dog snores, the cat holds the pillow;

what shall I do? Beautiful is the new snow falling

in the yard and the fox who is staring boldly

up the path, to the door. And I still believe you will

come, Lord; you will, when I speak to the fox,

the sparrow, the lost dog, the shivering sea-goose, know

that I am really speaking to you whenever I say,

as I do all morning and afternoon: Come in, Come in.


Advent glory to us all!

Pastor Bob <><