Second Sunday of Advent
Virtual & In Person Worship Celebration
Service of Holy Communion
Prepare the way! Sweep clean! Purify yourselves. Be ready. Advent is a season of preparation. While the traditional theme of the day is peace (though no one knows where those traditions of hope, peace, joy, and love came from), peace is part of preparation.
Resisting the worry of the world, resisting the news that causes us to fear. Peace prepares us for God’s presence to take root. It doesn’t mean we won’t still have anxiety or fear, but that in preparation for Christ to enter our world and lives in a new way, we do what we can to let go and remember that we are children of God, and that God is with us, now.
God is sending God’s messenger to prepare for God’s coming, and God’s people and God’s priests will be refined and made pure.
John travels throughout the region of the Jordan River calling people to repentance and baptizing them as a sign of their willingness to change, and of God’s forgiveness. In doing this John fulfils Isaiah’s prophecy of the voice in the wilderness preparing the way for the Lord.
Singer of Dreams, You sang into Hannah’s heart long ago when she longed for a child, and brought forth the prophet Samuel. You sang into Zechariah’s heart long ago when he longed for a child, and brought forth John the Baptizer. You sang into Mary’s heart, though she was so young, and sang a song of revolution to bear Your Son. Sing into our hearts, sing into our dreams, Singer of Songs.
Sing into us the melodies of liberation and the harmonies of righteousness. Sing into us Your song, a new song, so that we might be ready for You, Singer of Life, as we sing the song of resurrection. Amen.
So please while in our building wear your masks.
Monday, December 6th
Rescheduled Special Charge Conference 7pm on Zoom
Wednesday, December 8th
Ecumenical Advent Study on ZOOM @ 7pm
Thursday, December 9th
Music Rehearsals & Video Recording
Sunday, December 12th
Third Sunday of Advent
Christian Formation Hour @ 8:45am