Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church

...a welcoming and nurturing community led by Christ
Advent Labyrinth available to walk 24/7 on front porch of MJPC
Christmas Eve Candlelight service with celebration of Lord's Supper at 7pm


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The Grace of Christ be with you!

In our text today, God is the potter, and we are the clay. Yet, all is not well. God has hidden his face from the work of his hands and in response the people have transgressed. The prophet, then, acts as a mediator between the two as Moses had done in the wilderness. Yet for the prophet the saving deeds of God seem confined to the past. So, too, the church begins its new calendar year on the first Sunday of Advent in anticipation of the return of Christ. The words of the prophet echo in our time as the church prays for him to “tear open the heavens and come down" lest the people transgress in his continued absence. Has Christ hidden his face from us? If not, where can the church see his face?

  • On the face of those in need.

  • In those who return love for hate.

  • In those who pray for their enemies.

  • In the plight of the world’s refugees.

  • In those who turn the other cheek.

  • In the peacemakers.

  • In those who give their last two cents.

  • In those who welcome strangers.

Rather than stand looking up to heaven to see the face of Christ, the church is called to look all around and see his face. It is not hidden. His face is found wherever the church looks past the stereotypes and fearmongering of society to reach out to those in need. When we answer this call, we are both making neighbors & fulfilling our charge to love our neighbor as ourselves. Here we see Christ’s face in the world.

Merry Christmas! Will

MJPC NEWSLETTER: A link to our current newsletter is HERE

SUNDAY SERVICE: 11:00 AM: Worship service -- Join us in-person or here online!

THIS COMING SUNDAY: "The Hidden Face Revealed" based on Isaiah 64:1-9. The Rev. Will Heyward is preaching. Sunday Worship Bulletin

ADVENT LABYRINTH AT MJPC: The labyrinth is available on the front porch at MJPC for use during Advent. You are invited to take time during the season to reflect on the meaning of your faith and life as you walk this guided path.

We will also offer candlelight walks on Wednesdays in advent, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 from 6-7pm each night. Music and hot cider will be available as well. Weather cancellations of the candlelight walks will be posted on our MJPC Facebook page. Merry Christmas to all and may the gift of Christ bring you hope, peace, and a path forward in life.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: Join us in person or online at 7pm as we welcome the Christ child in worship. The service will include a celebration of the Lord's Supper and a candle light recessional. Join us!

OUR ADULT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: Our Sunday School for adults meets at 10am in the church parlor.

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P.O. Box 782

West Jefferson, NC 28694

Phone: (336) 846-7481

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