Advent 2 ~ the week of December 7

Psalm 85:1-13 • Isaiah 40:1-11 • 2 Peter 3:8-15 • Mark 1:1-8 Anticipation, judgment, and repentance. Not the first words that come to mind when we contemplate Christmas? Most important things in life require preparation. We don’t just stumble upon them and discover something filled with beauty and meaning. Our hearts and minds, the eyes of…

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Advent 1 ~ the week of November 29

Happy New Year! Our new church year is upon us and we will once again celebrate the life of Christ from anticipation of his coming to birth, death, resurrection and beyond. It all begins this week. Advent is not the same as the Christmas. In Christmas we celebrate the arrival of God in flesh. Through Advent we…

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Ora et labora ~ Readings for the week of Nov 22

Ps 95 • Ezekiel 34:11-24 • Ephesians 1:15-23 • Matthew 25:31-46 Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under…

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Ora et labora ~ Readings for the Week of October 11

churchwindow-largePs 106:1-6, 19-23 • Exodus 32:1-14 • Phil 4:1-9 • Matt 22:1-14

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.