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The Week of Hope

The first week of Advent began in 2013 on Sunday, December 1.  We lit the candle of hope and read words from the Prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 2:1-5 1The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2   In … Continue reading

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Advent Week 4 – the Candle of Love

We lit the candle of Love as we celebrated the annunciation this Sunday, the day that Gabriel came to Mary.  Amazingly, she said yes to bearing God’s son – to be a God bearer – a theotokos.  How many people … Continue reading

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Advent Week Three – Celebrating Joy

Lighting the Candle of Joy “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson In his biography, Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis talked about God coming into his life and surprising him with joy.  As … Continue reading

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Advent Week 2 – Candle of Peace

Righteousness and peace will kiss. Psalm 85:10 Let us prepare the way of the Lord as we prepare our hearts, minds and lives to work for peace.  What are the mountains to be made low and the valleys to be … Continue reading

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Advent Week One — Week of Hope — Keep Awake

Advent is the season for waiting and watching, preparing for the coming of Jesus, not just the safe, cute, baby Jesus, but the risen Lord, coming at the end of time, ours or everyone’s end of time, judging the earth.  … Continue reading

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