Midtown Sacramento 21st & J

Love First Word for November 24,2021

This week, Pastor Rod discusses …Waits and Expectations

For Advent and Christmas this year, let’s look inside. At our longings, at our deepest hopes and how these create our Expectations. Let’s make this a season of growth and probe our connections to God, the world, and even our own truest selves.
November 28 may be the last Sunday of the month, but it’s the first day of the “liturgical year”. So let’s look at the promises that drove the Hebrew community forward in their saddest hours. Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Jeremiah 33:14-16 invite us “Into the Secret Power Source” of promise and hope. Hope is not a fog, but a fuel. It has substance to it if it is the truest kind.
Love First Word is an online weekly reflection on Wednesdays by Rev. Rod Brayfindley of First United Methodist Church, 2100 J Street, Sacramento, California. Pastoral messages include topics of faith, history, science and spiritual health. More inspirational messages can be found at or on Facebook (@FirstUMCSac. Email pastor: or call: (916) 446-5025.
This Sunday worship is online and in-person services have resumed indoors at 9:30 am or 11:00 am at 2100 J Street. The 9:30 a.m. service will be aired live on FaceBook. Please wear masks and keep distancing protocols.

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