Third Sunday of Advent
8 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (Nave)
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Righteousness and praise flourish like a garden
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Kept in faith until the coming of Christ
John 1:6-8, 19-28 A witness to the light.
Hymn of the Day: Hymn 241, O Lord, How Shall I Meet You, wie soll ich dich empfangen
This coming Sunday we light three candles on the Advent wreath. While our society goes crazy with Christmas preparations and the northern hemisphere grows darker each day, we gather to wait for God to bring us into peace and light. In the gospel reading, John the Baptist calls us to make a pathway for Christ. The poem from Isaiah likens us to a bride or bridegroom dressing for our wedding day.