Lent & Advent

Advent 2020 – December 3

Jim Hopkins

December 2, 2020

Joyful Salvation
Katrina Lau
(Katrina Lau is a member of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, CA)

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (NRSV)
Lord, you were favorable to your land;
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people;
    you pardoned all their sin. Selah
You withdrew all your wrath;
    you turned from your hot anger.

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
    for he will speak peace to his people,
    to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.[a]
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
    righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
    and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12 The Lord will give what is good,
    and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him,
    and will make a path for his steps.

God smiles when He sees us,
  we are in His favor
   as we are being faithful.

He has unconditional love for us
    His forgiveness toward us is continuous

He’s always there.

His bright beams of righteousness
  shine through the skies
   down to the earth
    where truth springs forward.

He gives us his peace.

He trusts us to do right with Him.

He will lead us in the path
  to the way of God’s love and grace
   which endures forever.

Boundless salvation!

LABC Zoom Gatherings

Together in Spirit – 6:00 p.m. Thursday

LABC Foundation Board – 7:15 p.m. Thursday

A Time For Prayer – 10:00 a.m. Saturday

Forever Young – 1:00 p.m. Saturday (Christmas Carols with Charlene)

Forum – 8:45 a.m. Sunday (Discussion with Hugo Aguilar and daughter Hulissa. Hugo is facing imminent deportation.)

Worship – 10:00 a.m. Sunday (Communion, Candle of Peace)

Bible Class – 11:45 a.m. Sunday

Self Help Workshop – 3:00 p.m. Sunday (Led by LABC’s own Mariel Paul, MSW)

Looking Ahead

Blue Christmas Service – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13