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December 24, 2017

Pray the Collect for This Sunday.

Read the Scripture Together: Luke 1:26-38

Reflection: Here I Am ...

Imagine young Mary’s surprise: She has just learned she carries the Messiah in her womb. Impossible! Rather than balk at the enormity of her call, Mary leans into the power...

December 17, 2017

Pray the Collect for This Sunday.

Read the Scripture together: Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11

Reflection: Stir Us Up

The Prophet Isaiah envisions a holy community where all people flourish and seek the good for each other, and it all begins with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. How...

December 10, 2017

Pray the Collect for This Sunday.

Read the Scripture Together: Mark 1:1-8

Reflection: Proclaim Good News 

God sent John the Baptist to proclaim the good news that we could repent, be forgiven, and return to God’s dream of restoration and salvation. John didn’t just cry out...

December 3, 2017

Pray the Collect for This Sunday.

Read the Scripture Together: Mark 13:24-72

Reflection: Keep Awake In the gospel, Jesus promises a new day is coming. He also urges people to wake and get ready. What does that mean for us? One of the earliest, hardest steps toward becoming a...

December 1, 2017

In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God ... Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together. -Isaiah 40:3,5

Advent is a season of preparation: shopping for gifts, decorating our homes and...