Elaine Deitsch read the Advent Scripture on December 6 while Jill Thomas lit the 2nd candle.

(12-9-20) St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, located at 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH welcomes retired Pastor Steve Howell to the pulpit on Sunday, December 13, 2020 for the second in his 4 week series for Christmas entitled “Who is this Baby Jesus?”.

Pastor Steve’’s second lesson will be based on the book of the Prophet Isaiah 9:2-7 Wonderful Counselor – for those of you who like to follow the scriptures.

Isaiah 9:2-7 – New International Version

The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation
    and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
    as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
    when dividing the plunder.
For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
    you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
    the bar across their shoulders,
    the rod of their oppressor.
Every warrior’s boot used in battle
    and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
    will be fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

The members at St. Paul are excited to have Pastor Steve back so plan now to join us. Everyone is welcome. Social distancing and other rules are being followed to keep everyone safe.

Please call Dave Taylor at 419-733-1155 for any questions regarding the worship services.

Visit the St. Paul’s UCC – Rockford Facebook Page for information as well.