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Advent Devotional: Serial

Advent Devotional: Serial

December 23, 2014 by: Andrew Harris
Advent Devotional: Waiting for Santa

Advent Devotional: Waiting for Santa

December 10, 2014 by: Nancy Rottman Psalm 27:13-14 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Is it just me, or does the end of Psalm 27 sound like the adult version of waiting for Santa?  All the key words are there: wait, be strong, wait, believe, wait, goodness.  Is it just me, or did the waiting for Santa seem interminable when you...
Where do we think our hearts truly are?

Where do we think our hearts truly are?

Lent Devotional for March 13, 2014 by Paul Shupe “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also…”                                                                  – Jesus, according to Matthew 6:21 Jesus really nailed that one.  What we spend our money on reveals to us what is most important to us.  He’s just describing an essential truth about...
A Way Into Prayer

A Way Into Prayer

A Way Into Prayer Lenten Devotional by Dana Allen Walsh Facebook.  Text Messages.  Emails.  Laundry.  Cooking. These are all things that get in the way of prayer for me.  All these things make me feel like I don’t have the time and energy to give to God in prayer. But perhaps what we can do as a prayer practice is note and write down all the things that seem to “get in the way of my prayer”.   And then we can ask the Holy...
Celebrating Advent - Dec 23rd

Celebrating Advent – Dec 23rd

Celebrating Advent December 23, 2013 “Home Alone” by Alex Shea Will “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” -Luke 2:7 Do you remember the 1990 movie “Home Alone?” It was a staple of my childhood. (Showing my age there, huh?) If for you haven’t seen it, the movie revolves around young Kevin who is left at home after his entire family...
Celebrating Advent - Dec 17th

Celebrating Advent – Dec 17th

Celebrating Advent December 17, 2013 “O magnum mysterium” by Marilyn Becker, Assistant Director of Music O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum. . .O great mystery and wondrous sacrament. Every year we celebrate the mystery that God sent salvation to all in the form of a newborn child. Two thousand years later, we know that we have yet to achieve God’s peace on earth, but at Christmas we enter again into the world of salvation. We look for that peace and hope in all newborn children;...
Celebrating Advent - Dec 13th

Celebrating Advent – Dec 13th

Celebrating Advent December 13, 2013 “Peaceful Anticipation” by Becca Lockwood Advent is the season of waiting, of looking longingly towards the star in the distance. It is also a season of anticipation. Each Sunday we celebrate a different word and quality that is important to our faith. This week it is peace.            I don’t know about you, but in my experience I have found that there is little peace in my anticipation. I have some anticipation about a few other things in my life...
Celebrating Advent - Dec 12th

Celebrating Advent – Dec 12th

Celebrating Advent December 12, 2013 “In the Bleak of Midwinter” by Seminarian Alex Shea Will Have you ever heard the hymn “In the Bleak Midwinter”? The hymn paints a portrait of the conditions surrounding the birth of the Christ child. Can you picture yourself in Bethlehem, 2000 years ago? In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan Earth stood hard as iron Water like a stone Snow had fallen, snow on snow Snow on snow As you stand outside the stable, your feet sinking into...
Celebrating Advent - December 11th

Celebrating Advent – December 11th

Celebrating Advent – Week 2 December 11, 2013 “Pass On the Gift” by Director of Children’s Ministries Pam Cochrane Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”    Luke 6:38 My family always gets a little frenzied about this time of Advent. The table conversations, texts, and emails begin or end with, “What do you want for Christmas?” I...
Celebrating Advent - December 10th

Celebrating Advent – December 10th

Celebrating Advent-Week 2: Gifts December 10, 2013 “The Gift of Presence” by Seminarian Nancy Rottman And why has this happened to me that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leapt for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be* a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.’ Luke 1:41b-45 The words of Elizabeth upon greeting Mary move me. I had the...