Servant Church in the of Mason City, IA

3rd Sunday of Advent – 2023

Date: December 10, 2023
Key Speaker: Pastor Daniel Hanson
Season: Advent
Series: Advent 2023: Why Wait?


This Advent season, we are preparing our hearts for the coming of Jesus. But over these four weeks, we also want to ask, “Why wait?” We know that part of Advent is trusting that Jesus is both “already” and also “not yet” here.

What would it look like if we leaned more into the “already?” This Sunday we recall how Jesus’ presence with us now helps us lament. Jesus has come to bind up the brokenhearted and hear our cries. Scripture promises that one day God will “turn our mourning into laughter and shouts of joy.”

Grief, loss, and suffering are part of the human experience. The holiday season can also magnify these feelings. Join us for a special candle lighting ritual at the 9:00 AM service, symbolizing our longings, griefs, and hopes.