Advent 2017 Begins Sunday, December 3

Our theme is Star-Child / Nino: Es Astro, a new hymn with Lyrics by Shirley Erena Murray. We offer a mid-week gathering on Wednesday, December 13 and 20, with soup supper at 6:15 pm (pay as you can by text or cash), and worship in the Chapel at 7 pm. This year...

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Advent Devotion December 24

By: Bianca Vazquez Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] The season of advent is coming to a close. We have used the season of waiting to help us get ready for the birth of Christ, a light in the darkness. God coming to us in the most...

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Advent Devotion December 23

By: Kristen Kane Readings: Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 4:6-8, 2 Peter 1:16-21 What are you uncovering about yourself? What is God revealing to you? How has the waiting been? Howard Thurman through his prayer entitled “Christmas Candles” calls us into the world to be a light of God’s grace and love....

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Advent Devotion December 22

Readings: Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 4:1-5, Ephesians 2:11-22 Magnificat My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, For you, Lord, have looked with favor on your lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: you, the Almighty, have done great things...

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Advent Devotion December 21

By: Pastor Karen Brau Readings: Psalm 113, Genesis 25:19-28, Colossians 1:15-20 This is the Winter Solstice — an ancient celebration of the shortest day of the year. This is also the day that we honor the Homeless people who have died over the year with a city wide Memorial Service. Psalm...

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Advent Devotion December 19

Saturday, December 19 Readings: Psalm 80:1-7, Isaiah 66:7-11, Luke 13:31-35 As we enter into the Fourth Week of Advent–Joan Chittister from her book The Liturgical Year reminds us of the function of Advent–why the waiting? “The function of Advent is to remind us what we’re waiting for as we go...

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Advent Devotion December 18

By: Maddy Boyle Readings: Psalm 80:1-7, Isaiah 42:10-18, Hebrews 10:32-39 Waiting can be an extremely difficult task. Some people are so antsy or anxious that they try to shorten the waiting period, while others lose sight of the end because of its longevity or staticity. Nonetheless, the waiting period is just...

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Advent Devotion December 17

By: Kristin Murray Readings: Psalm 80:1-7, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 10:10-18 Today’s readings tell the story of a people’s anguished cry to be restored to God’s favor, the prophet Jeremiah’s promise that God will make a new covenant with them, and God’s ultimate sacrifice of his son Jesus Christ, who forgives all...

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Advent Devotion December 16

By: Sally Cassidy Readings: Isaiah 11:1-9, Micah 4:8-13, Luke 7:31-35 Micah was a minor prophet, younger than Isaiah but contemporary, in the 700s BCE. He preached a lot of doom, but then says, Don’t get discouraged or give up hope: God will make you into winners. Isaiah, and others, often preached...

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