The Redemption Plan

Wednesday, 30 December 2020 The Redemption Plan Reading: Galatians 4: 4-7 Scripture: “And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.” (Galatians …

Everything on earth, Praise the Lord!

St. Jude’s Church Stony Hill Our Hope and Expectation Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas 2020 by The St. Jude’s Writers Tuesday, 29 December 2020 Everything on earth, Praise the Lord! Reading: Psalm 148 Scripture: “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created. He established …

Rejoice in the Lord

Monday, 28 December 2020 Rejoice in the Lord Reading: Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Scripture: “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God…” (Isaiah 61: 10a) Reflection: This passage from Isaiah, written at the end of the Babylonian Exile,  is a reminder of the love that the …

The New Light

The First Sunday after Christmas Day, Year B 27 December 2020 The New Light The Collect: Almighty God, You have poured upon us the new light of Your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives …

The Wondrous Gift

Our Hope and ExpectationDaily Reflections for Advent and Christmas 2020by The St. Jude’s Writers Saturday, 26 December 2020 The Wondrous Gift Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem (CPWI Hymnal #82) Verse 3:                        How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given!             So God imparts to human hearts the blessings …

The Light of the World

The Nativity of the Lord Christmas Day, Friday, 25 December 2020 The Light of the World Reading: John 1: 1 – 14 Scripture: “The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world…And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of …

Faithful Submission

Thursday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B 24 December 2020 Faithful Submission Reading: Luke 1: 26-38 Scripture: “The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will …

All we need is love!

Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B 23 December 2020 All we need is love! Reading: Romans 16: 25-27 Scripture: “Now to God who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ…the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the …

God’s Mercy and Faithfulness

Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B22 December 2020 God’s Mercy and Faithfulness Reading:  Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26 Scripture: “I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as …

God’s Kingdom endures forever

Monday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Year B21 December 2020 God’s Kingdom endures forever Reading: 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16 Scripture: “Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me, your throne shall be established forever. (2 Samuel 7:16) Reflection: The current pandemic has forced us to acknowledge that His kingdom …