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Fourth Sunday in Advent:Love

Sunday Psalms 24, 29  8, 84 Isa. 42:1-12 Eph. 6:10-20 John 3:16-21 Monday Psalms 61, 62  112, 115 Isa. 11:1-9 Rev. 20:1-10 John:5:30-47 Tuesday Psalms 66, 67  116, 117 Isa 11:10-16 Rev. 20:11–21:8 Luke 1:5-25 Wednesday Psalms … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Advent:Joy

“Joy to the world! The Lord is Come” Sunday Psalms 63:1-8(9-11), 98  103 Isa. 13:6-13 Heb. 12:18-29 John 3:22-30 Monday Psalms 41, 52  44 Isa. 8:16–9:1 2 Pet. 1:1-11 Luke 22:39-53 Tuesday Psalms 45  47, 48 Isa. … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Advent: Preparation

“Let every heart, Prepare Him room” Sunday Psalms 148, 149, 150  114, 115 Isa. 5:1-7 2 Pet. 3:11-18 Luke 7:28-35 Monday Psalms 25  9, 15 Isa. 5:8-12, 18-23 1 Thess. 5:1-11 Luke 21:20-28 Tuesday Psalms 26, 28  … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Advent

This year all of the Sundays in Advent fall within the month of December. Since the children and I have started doing the short form of Morning Prayer (from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer) after breakfast I’ve been looking … Continue reading

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Advent in Action: Singing!

One of the ways that we highlight the different seasons of the church year is by singing hymns and antiphons particular to those seasons. In Lent we drop the word Alleluia from our vocabulary and in Advent we sing the … Continue reading

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Readings for the Third Sunday in Advent

We are nearing the end of this season of the church year. Tonight we light the pink candle (Su is ecstatic). This candle calls to mind the Shepherds and their rejoicing after they had seen the Christ Child. We also … Continue reading

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Advent in Action: Giving

One of the things that we all associate with Christmas is an increase in requests for help from charities of all kinds. Churches and schools put together food baskets, companies do Angel Trees to help poor families provide Christmas for … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas Day 2011

Last year our St. Nicholas celebration was marked by S wrecking his truck. This year things were a little more peaceful. I did have a couple of electricians here restoring power to the children’s rooms while I was trying to … Continue reading

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Advent in Action: The Wreath and the Creche

One of the things that makes the church calendar an important part of our lives are the rituals and traditions that we bring out at different times of the year. On the Saturdays of Advent this year I am going … Continue reading

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Readings for the First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday of Advent Sunday Psalm 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113 Amos 1:1-5, 13-2:8 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Luke 21:5-19 Monday Psalm 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7 Amos 2:6-16 2 Peter 1:1-11 Matthew 21:1-11 Tuesday Psalm 5, 6 * … Continue reading

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