On December 11, Rev. Dr. Sandy Scott will be joining us again in worship. His sermon Gift Giving takes for its text Matthew 1:18–24 and Isaiah 11:1–9. Dr. Scott will be inviting us to contemplate the gifts that Joseph offered to Mary as well as the ones that God offers to us and the ones we offer to others at Christmas. For the Advent wreath, we will be lighting the candle of joy.