Ascension Congregation 2015-09-06

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Advent begins November 27, 2016

Are you looking for a devotional resource for this Advent season? This year’s daily Advent devotions are reflections on the great hymns and carols of Christmas. You can download and read the first week’s devotions here, two of which were written by Ascension’s own Pastor, Rev. Charles St-Onge.

Greetings in the name of the Lord.

In these busy days of serving others in work, school, relationships, family, or rather an exhausting combination of these, is it not refreshing to be served?

Truly Christ came into the world serve His people, not add to their burdens. He says to us today: “…the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and give His life a ransom for many” Mt 20:27b.

This is what church is all about:  we do not come before Him to serve Him, but to be served by Him with forgiveness for our inadequacies; our sins. Not only this, but He strengthens our faith by calling us back to the remembrance of our Baptism, and feeding us with His body and blood at The Table, all by and through His Blessed Word!

Remember, this is what a church service is: God serving His people with His riches, until they are filled with the riches of His grace by faith. For this we return to Him the worship of our hearts with thanksgiving and praise!