Our psalmody today was a re-imagining of The Magnificat that hears Mother Mary (Luke1) and Mother Hannah (I Samuel 2) singing their songs to one another. You can listen to it here from our choir:
The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent are: II Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:46b-55; Romans 16:25-27; and Luke 1:26-38.
Listen to the gospel story here:
There comes a certain point when expecting a child that there is no denying the child is coming. And then plans have to be made, nurseries furnished and decorated, bags packed, and people told. Our waiting this Advent is nearing an end, and with the proclamation of an angel, there is no denying Christ is coming! The Word was proclaimed today as we together decorated for Christmas.
Join us for worship to celebrate Christmas: Christmas Eve: 4:30pm Family Worship; 5:30pm Christmas Reception; 7:00pm Candlelight Worship (Pre-service music at 6:45pm)
Christmas Day: 10:30am Worship (wear your comfiest and most festive jammies)
New Year’s Eve: 10:30am Lessons and Carols for the Turning of the Year
January 7th: 10:30am Eucharist in Celebration of the Great Theophanies
The readings for the Second Sunday of Advent are: Isaiah 40:1-1; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; II Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-18.
You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:
Let us pray: Sir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.