The choir of First Presbyterian Church will rehearse Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. in the Christian education building.

Sunday, Dec. 2, is the first Sunday in Advent; shared ministry fellowship meal will be held that day at 5:30 p.m. at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, hosted by Barb Welfling and Lynn Grant.

Community men’s breakfast will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 a.m. at Redemption Baptist Church. November birthdays and anniversaries in the congregations were recognized.

Pastor Tom told us since 1925 the Sunday prior to Advent is proclaimed Christ the King Sunday, utilizing a number of scriptures proclaiming his kingdom on earth. In 2 Samuel 23: 1-7, King David looks ahead; his lineage will produce a king. In Psalm 132: 1-12, David reflects on his own reign as king. His dynasty will go on forever and a king will be established by God.

In Revelation 1: 4-8, Jesus is far superior to any king on earth. In John 18: 33-37, Jesus is king, not of this earth, but the kingdom of truth. In his sermon, “King Jesus,” Pastor Tom said Jesus did not have earthly authority; rather his crown was placed by God. He is the king of kings, lord of lords, immortal, indivisible.

Jesus is what Christmas is all about. We want to know his truth as did Pilot, to whom Jesus replied, “I have come to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who hears truth listens.”

Pastor Tom suggested we put on a spiritual headset and listen to Jesus.