John Knox Presbyterian Church (USA) 452 Cummings Lane N PO Box 20968 Keizer, OR 97307 503-393-0404
Rev. Dr. John Neal, Pastor
We invite you to worship with us Sundays at 10:30 am.
Sunday School for children ages 4 through 8th grade is at 9:15 am during the school year, and adult education begins at 9:15 am.
We look forward to seeing you!
Our pastor, The Reverend Dr. John Neal.
"Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming!" As a young child, these words were enough to get me completely excited and quite ready for the coming of Christmas. As an adult I realized that Advent was the time to get ready for the coming of the Christ Child. In the history of the Christian Church, Advent has always been a season that seemed to go two ways at the same time. On one hand, Advent is a season of fasting with an emphasis on the Second Coming of Christ. And on the other hand, Advent is a season of celebration and festivity with an emphasis on God's coming among us in Jesus Christ. These two themes of our anticipation of Christ's Second Advent and His First Advent in Bethlehem come together in the season of ADVENT.
From a theological and a pastoral viewpoint, Advent is really about hope. We live our lives in the middle of times of pain, grief and disappointment yet like Advent we hear that HOPE is possible. And so we look for Advent hope in the midst of this time Yes, hope through parties and praying, through reading scripture and wrapping presents, hope in the midst of shopping and community events. For many of us, Advent always seems to bring painful memories of loved ones no longer with us, but we still have the expectation that the "best is yet to be."
I hope you find at John Knox Presbyterian Church, the support and encouragement that will lead to an intensification of our Advent Hope.
See you in Church. Grace and Peace.
Christmas Eve worship service, Saturday, December 24th, at 7.00 pm. Join us for carols, readings and special music.
Christmas Day worship service, Sunday December 25th, at 10.30 am. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus!
We light the candles of Expectation, Prophesy, Hope & Joy during the season of Advent Nov 27 - Dec 25