This Sunday we begin advent. We also celebrate God’s call to Layne Campbell to serve our church in the office of deacon. We’ll consider what it means to be a deacon, and why God calls people to serve in that capacity. Join us as we rejoice in all that God is doing. Click HERE to RSVP to service.
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
John 13:1–5, 12–17
It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
CONFESSION OF SIN
Lord God, our lives are filled with sin.
We forget our neighbor’s needs and do not love you above all else.
We need a Savior. Help us to be ready for Jesus in our own hearts.
Come quickly, Savior of the world. Amen.