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Dec Fit 4 Life Exercise Classes

Dec Fit 4 Life Exercise Classes

Fit 4 Life Exercise Classes will be every Tuesday, from 9:30a-10:30a in the narthex. The class is free and will focus on balance, muscle toning, and strengthening. All are invited. Please wear comfortable clothing, and supportive shoes. Bring a water bottle and invite a friend! (Childcare will not be provided)

Fling Wide the Door – Advent Devotion – Monday, December 5

Fling Wide the Door – Advent Devotion – Monday, December 5

Isaiah 35:1-10
Isaiah paints a beautiful picture of a desert
flourishing with life, people strengthened and
healed from physical disease, and a path that can
be traveled with no fear of danger or getting lost.
In their time and culture, this picture describes
the hope of what God would restore to the exiled
people of Israel even as the realities of life showed
them something quite different. As you think about
the realities in your life, and the hope you believe
God can restore, what might you describe? Where
are the weak becoming strong? Where is disease
being healed? Hearing of God’s action in the past
allows us to trust that God is still acting today. It is
possible that even now hope is coming to life; keep
your eyes open to see the signs of new life and
growth appearing around you.

Creator God, you bring hope to new life every day;
maybe not to the fullness of Isaiah’s picture, but in small
ways that we can glimpse and hold onto. Give us the
eyes, ears, and heart to perceive what you are already
doing, so that we can rejoice and hope in the kingdom
you are creating right now. Amen.

Devotion Reproduced from 2022 Advent Devotional | Luther Seminary | Fling Wide the Door 

Contributing Writers
Dawn Alitz ’09 Ph.D.
Director of Coaching and Events
Amy Marga
Professor of Systematic Theology
Jessi LeClear Vachta ’14 M.A.
Director of Enrollment Services

Theological Editor
James L. Boyce ’71 M.Div.
Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Greek 

Editorial Coordinator
Bethany Riethmeier
Donor Engagement Coordinator

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