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2016 Advent Prayer
1st Sunday, November 27, 2016ONE PURPLE CANDLE We light this candle because, like God’s people centuries ago, we look forward with hope to the coming of Christ.
Lord God, Father of all,
in your Son Jesus Christ
you invite everyone and all to know and love you
and to live in your unending peace.
Keep alive in us the zeal
to bring the … Continue reading the story "Advent: Week One 2016"
2017 Advent Reflection Week Four
"For the Lord will not reject [us] forever. Even if He causes suffering, He will show compassion according to His abundant, faithful love. For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind." —Lamentations 3:31-33“I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the … Continue reading the story "Advent: Week Four"
2017 Advent Reflection Week Three“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:14 NKJV) 3rd CANDLE – (pink) THE SHEPHERD CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF JOY The shepherds received a message of joy
Today: How are we sharing the message of JOY in our … Continue reading the story "Advent: Week Three 2017"
2017 Advent Reflection Week Two"'Comfort, comfort My people,' says your God. ‘Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and announce to her that her time of forced labor is over, her iniquity has been pardoned, and she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.' A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the Lord in the … Continue reading the story "Advent: Week Two 2017"
2017 Advent Reflection Week One"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light -- on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." (Isaiah 9:2)
1st CANDLE – (purple) THE PROPHECY CANDLE or CANDLE OF HOPE… Continue reading the story "Advent: Week One 2017"
2017 Advent Reflection IntroductionAdvent, if we are not intentional can become overlooked by many because we can focus so much on the business of Christmas. Some people in our communities when they see the month of December approaching, start pulling out the Christmas decorations, putting up Christmas lights, planning their Christmas vacations, making their Christmas list, and planning Christmas parties. … Continue reading the story "Season of Advent 2017"
2014 Advent Reflection: Fourth Week“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he … Continue reading the story "Advent Week Four 2014"
2014 Advent Reflection: Second Week
Comfort for Gods People
1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and cry to her
that her warfare is ended,
that her iniquity is pardoned,
that … Continue reading the story "Advent Week Two 2014"