God of the ages, you have blessed us with another year.Help us to make room for the blessings that are in store for us in the coming months.May we be open to learn the right lessons, even if they hurt a little.Help us to be patient so that we won’t miss divine opportunities.Show us how to be fulfilled without material possessions, so that we will not miss what it means to be a blessed people.Enable us to be a blessing so you will recognize us as the ones who gave you bread wh
Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Alm
Behold! The Lord your God breathes into us new. God’s Messiah is coming into our world as God’s final word — life and love will triumph over all. Do not be afraid. We light the 4th Advent Candle as a sign of our hope in God’s redeeming love. The Messiah is coming to establish a kingdom in the shape of that very love. And this kingdom will last for ever and ever. Come, Lord Jesus. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Amen. Light the candle of love-
It's Advent Time. A time of Hope, Love, Peace and Joy! Take time, in the busyness of this season, for quiet reflection— For the light of God’s love is discernible everywhere. Let us be surprised by wonder, And set aside time to offer quiet thanks. The good news of Advent is this: Christ is coming. Christ is always coming. We will welcome Christ into our hearts. We will let ourselves be guided by his ministry. We will go forth in hope.