Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Wow! Four Sundays already. Today was an especially special Sunday in our church congregation as many of us got together in the evening for a Christmas supper (It was delicious!) and evening of singing with a special small appearance from our Children's Worship. Sooo cute! (No photos though as I'm required to respect the privacy of some our members).


Arise, shine: for your light has come.
O God, we live as if the light had never defeated the darkness in the world or in us.
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
We confess that we ignore the Christ you sent to be among us, to be in us.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.
We’ve kept the birth of your Son confined to the Christmas season and
do not yearn for his birth each moment in our waiting hearts.
And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
Lord, you came to us in the fullness of time. 
Forgive us for not opening our eyes to your coming.
It’s time that we prepare for your coming. Let the earth ring with song. Let the light break forth.
Let us all rejoice in the miracle of love. Let Christ come into the fullness of our time. 
Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Its hard to believe Christmas is almost here!! ~Have a Blessed week friend as you celebrate the holidays with your family ~Love Heather

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