“What’s He Waiting For?” Advent 2B 12-6-20

“What’s He Waiting For?”
Jesus promised he would return to earth someday…but the Christian Church has been waiting for this return for the better part of 2,000 years?  We wonder what’s taking so long?  Today’s sermon encourages us all to trust in God’s perfect timeline.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING –Dec. 6.  9 – 9:30 a.m. abbreviated service   9:40 a.m. meeting in person and on Zoom using this link.                                                                  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/227345705  Please have the documents in your  11/23 email available for use during the meeting. Those attending in person should print out and bring their documents to church. After checking your spam or promotional in-boxes, call the church office at 973-729-7010 if you did not receive the email. Your participation is so important. Thanks!


Worship Bulletin


Kid’s Celebrate Bulletin  

Spark Worship Bulletin (Pre-Reader) 

Announcements for Dec. 6

Faith Together At Home – Adventures in Advent – Week 2
New Link for Zoom Bible Study, Wed. at noon

Meeting ID: 829 4727 4304
Passcode: 002314

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WE NEED YOU! Please consider serving on the church council. Elections will be held at the Dec. 6 congregational meeting. Please supply your name or the name of a suggested candidate to Pastor Jack ASAP. Thanks!


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AT-HOME COMMUNION KITS – If you are worshiping with us from home and would like a communion kit, please contact the church office and arrangements can be make for you to receive the number you would like.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES will be announced at the Dec. 6 congregational meeting. Worship servants and folks to assist with disinfecting the church will be needed.  Please watch for sign up sheets.


God’s work. Our hands.
God’s work. Our hands Sunday has passed, but the needs of these various organizations continue. Please consider one or more of the following. 1) For Lutheran World Relief

Personal Care Kits consisting of 1 lightweight bath towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”) dark color, 2-3 bath-size bars of soap in original wrapping, 1 adult size toothbrush in original packaging, 1 sturdy comb no packaging, 1 metal nail clipper, no packaging. LWR.org/kitvideos for reference if needed.  2) Donation to the Lutheran Disaster Response,  can be designated to a specific disaster on the check memo line. 3)  The Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Donations can be mailed to 32 Main St. Sparta, NJ  07871 or if you prefer to donate food items, place them in the shopping cart at SOTH. 4).Connect for Community is a very worthy organization. Donations can be placed in the collection plates, made out to the organization.
Volunteer Opportunities:  More hands are needed to make light work.  No prior skills necessary to help your church in these ways:
1. Bring in items for” God’s Work our Hands” organizations.

2. Serve on the church audit team.

3. Serve on Church Council.

4.. Become a Sunday worship servant.

5. Sing in the choir (post-COVID)

6. Help to run a parish activity (post-COVID)

7.  Join the volunteer church office staff.

8. Organize Faith Formation opportunities by serving as the FF Superintendent.

9. Prep a meal for the Trinity Faith Kitchen.

Please email the church office at office@sothnj.org or call 973-729-7010 for more information!