“Advent: Hope” - Pastor Tamar Gray
We will now celebrate communion
The Lord's table, bread* and choice of wine or grape juice, is open to all who profess Jesus as their savior. *Gluten-free.
Upcoming events (see below).
At the conclusion of the service, we welcome you to stay on the line for discussion
Communion - each Sunday -
Next food distribution in the gym at Boulevard School on Lee Road. The hours are from 1:00 until 4:30 p.m. You can come anytime between those hours and help for as long as you want.
Prayer at 7:00; Bible Study at 7:30
Church Christmas Party after services
2024 LiLY Women's Conference
We thank you for your heart-felt generosity and sacrifice in giving. God is the ultimate giver who gave the most precious gift imaginable - His Son Jesus - to die on the cross for our sins. Our lives are transformed by the gospel of Christ. When we learn to give generously, it changes us, making us more like our generous Creator. In other words, generosity isn’t something God wants from you, it is something He wants for you.
This is a very easy way to use a credit or debit card: you simply text the dollar amount to this number, and if this is your first time, you will receive a text back with the link to complete a one-time set-up.
For those on Zoom, feel free to mail your offering (not cash) to
Grace Communion Cleveland
4901 Highland Place Ct.
Richmond Heights 44143
24 “But in those days, following that distress,
“‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
28 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door.
30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.
34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.
36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”
24-25 “Following those hard times,
Sun will fade out, moon cloud over, Stars fall out of the sky, cosmic powers tremble.
26-27 “And then they’ll see the Son of Man enter in grand style, his Arrival filling the sky—no one will miss it! He’ll dispatch the angels; they will pull in the chosen from the four winds, from pole to pole.
28-31 “Take a lesson from the fig tree. From the moment you notice its buds form, the merest hint of green, you know summer’s just around the corner. And so it is with you. When you see all these things, you know he is at the door. Don’t take this lightly. I’m not just saying this for some future generation, but for this one, too—these things will happen. Sky and earth will wear out; my words won’t wear out.
32-37 “But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven’s angels, not even the Son. Only the Father. So keep a sharp lookout, for you don’t know the timetable. It’s like a man who takes a trip, leaving home and putting his servants in charge, each assigned a task, and commanding the gatekeeper to stand watch. So, stay at your post, watching. You have no idea when the homeowner is returning, whether evening, midnight, cockcrow, or morning. You don’t want him showing up unannounced, with you asleep on the job. I say it to you, and I’m saying it to all: Stay at your post. Keep watch.”