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Advent 3B Prayers

OPENING PRAYER: Hymn #69 Carol Christopher Drake, (b. 1933), alt. 1. What is the crying at Jordan? Who hears, O God, the prophecy? Dark is the season, dark our hearts and shut to mystery. 2. Who then shall stir in … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2nd Sunday of Advent 2020 —

Reading to Survive Advent 2B Isaiah 40:1-11  •  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13  •  2 Peter 3:8-15a   •  Mark 1:1-8 Advent is much more than a time of getting ready for Christmas. In a way, Advent isn’t  about Christmas (the 1st coming), so much as … Continue reading

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“An Immaculate Reconception of the Second Coming”

An Advent Sermon 2017   This is the season of Advent, a time for hope, expectation, waiting and planning.What are we waiting for? A small group gathered last Sunday after the 10:30 coffee hour to talk about Advent, about why we like … Continue reading

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Advent – a response to terrorism and abuse

something about the pull of violent evil disturbs the balance of our vision so that instead of seeing clearly where the evil is, came from, and is going; our sight is clouded by fear and rage. Instead of keeping open the “lines of sight” between ourselves and the sources and practioners of violent evil, lines of sight that allow for a critical understanding of the sources, courses, directions of and responses to evil, … Continue reading

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Mary’s Magnificat – an Advent Retreat

This is no magic process, rather an ancient well known spiritual practice where-by we realize that we cannot advocate very well for others what we do not grasp for ourselves. Love for love, compassion for compassion, and wisdom for wisdom. Continue reading

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