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Online worship also continues on Facebook or YouTube – available on demand beginning early Sunday mornings.

 

Notes

Announcements:

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From the sermon:

Scripture Text: Luke 1

Today we begin Advent! This is a four-Sunday journey that leads us to Christmas. Each week, we’ll focus on one theme – this week, it’s hope.

Our series for the season is Christmas Isn’t Cancelled: the Story Continues. Stay tuned in future weeks for more updates.

Zacheriah’s song is one that speaks of a very particular context – the coming of God as redeemer of Israel – but also carries overtones of hope that resonate through all different season of life. Similarly, the song speaks to hopes fulfilled and hopes unfulfilled – that’s what we explore this week.

Questions for Reflection and Conversation:

  • What scripture, phrase, or idea is capturing your attention?
  • What hopes have been fulfilled in your life recently?
  • What practices can help you find peace and contentment while hoping and waiting?

SourcesAdvent Reflections from Richard Rohr, by Richard RohrThe Christmas Sermon of Dietrich Bonhoeffer