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 …

Do not be afraid

The Fourth Sunday in Advent, Year B20  December 2020 Do not be afraid The Collect: Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by Your daily visitation, that Your Son, Jesus Christ, at His coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the …

Will your anchor hold?

Saturday in the Third Week of Advent, Year B19 December 2020Will your anchor hold? Hymn:Will your anchor hold (CPWI #564)             Verse 1:            Will your anchor hold in the storms of life                                       when the clouds unfold their wings of strife?                                       When …

Prepare the way!

Friday in the Third Week of Advent, Year B 18 December 2020Prepare the way! Reading: John 1: 6-8, 19-28 Scripture: “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself …

Who are you?

Thursday in the Third Week of Advent, Year B 17 December 2020 Who are you? Reading: John 1: 6-8,19-28 Scripture: “Who are you?”… Are you Elijah?”… “Are you the prophet?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’” as the …

Rejoice!

Wednesday in the Third Week of Advent, Year B16 December 2020 Rejoice! Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 24  Scripture:  “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you…” (1 Thessalonians 5: 16 -18) Reflection: The word ‘Rejoice’ is sprinkled throughout the …

Are we there yet?

Tuesday in the Third Week of Advent, Year B15 December 2020 Are we there yet?                                                  Reading: Psalm 126 Scripture: “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with …

The Prophecy

Monday in the Third Week of Advent, Year B14 December 2020 The Prophecy  Reading: Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11 Scripture: “The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to …

Words of Comfort

Saturday in the Second Week of Advent, Year B12 December 2020 Words of Comfort Reading: Isaiah 40: 1-11 Scripture:  “Comfort, comfort my people says your God.”(Isaiah 40:1) Reflection: We have journeyed together this week, meandering through many and varied paths, coming full circle, back where we began, with the prophet Isaiah. We …

Baptism by Fire

Friday in the Second Week of Advent, Year B11 December 2020 Reading: Mark 1: 1-8 Scripture: “I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (Mark 1:8) Reflection: There is no doubt that John’s ministry as forerunner/pacemaker is God-ordained and special. Not only does he call people to …

A Harbinger of Peace

Thursday in the Second Week of Advent, Year B10 December 2020 Reading: Mark 1: 1-8 Scripture: “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way.” (Mark 1:2b) Reflection: What a pacesetter was John the Baptizer! He was an enigmatic character who seemed not to care one iota …

The Blessing of Peace

Wednesday in the Second Week of Advent, Year B09 December 2020 Reading: 2 Peter 3: 8-15a Scripture: “Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish; and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul …