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Advent // Choosing Joy

I absolutely love everything about Christmas.  Fresh baked cookies wafting through the house, twinkling lights, creamy hot chocolate, the smell of pine surrounding Christmas trees, singing along to “O Holy Night,” cozy blankets, families laughing…  It’s a beautiful time of year.  Something I certainly do not like about this time of year is when people approach it with dread, feeling stressed about finding the perfect present, or hosting the perfect party, or are so busy rushing around they simply miss the point.  Jesus.  The incarnation.  The God of the universe humbled himself to become a baby, to become like US.  If this ever becomes “normal” to us, I think we need to step back and breathe in this truth, this mystery.

Instead of getting swept up in the hustle and bustle of a new season, to-do lists, things to do and places to go, let’s stop. Refocus. And choose joy.

Let’s come together and remember the whole point behind nativity scenes and candy canes and chestnuts roasting over the open fire…the purpose is to celebrate the incarnation.  The Gospel of John begins by saying, “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  Jesus made his dwelling among US.  Our Holy Creator chose to come down to early, in a small town, in a humble dwelling place, so he could live among his people, so they could experience his love.  This is the good news that gives us great JOY, great joy for all people (Luke 2:10).  Let’s join in with the angels and sing, praise God, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14).

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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Thanksgiving Dinner!

11.19.14 join us for an M4 event at Montecito Covenant Church at 7pm followed by refreshments.

Join us THIS Sunday 11.23.14 for Thanksgiving Dinner! Join us at 5, followed by dinner at 6. If you happen to know you’re bringing lots of friends, especially Westmont people, please contact Mycah so we make sure to have enough food & rides 🙂 If you’re interested in helping in the kitchen with prep or clean up, contact us!

tapestrysb@gmail.com

Reminder: 11.30.14 join us at 9am or 10:30 because there will be NO tapestry.

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

November News

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Join us each week at 5pm for worship, followed by a free dinner! Tonight is ITALIAN food! Join us fireside as we wrap up our series “Called into Creation.”

Musicians, aspiring musicians and people who just love music…join us Sunday the 9th 4:30-5pm for a “Jam Sesh” with our worship leader Adam Phillips! Bring your instrument or voice and meet on the patio. Anyone is welcome…invite your friends!

Transportation provided at 4:15 AND 4:45 leaving from the DC lot this week for Westmont, because we love you. The Book Fair (benefiting the Early School) is next week 11.9, so come ready to browse some of our favorite reads, and some cash if you want to take some home 🙂

NO Tapestry November 30, December 21, 28 or January 4. Join us those weeks at 9am or 10:30.

Blessings & Love!
Mycah & the Tapestry Team

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2014 in Uncategorized