Reflection for Advent 2 December 6 2020
Delivered By
Br. Randy greve
Delivered On
December 6, 2020
Subject
Advent 2 reflection
Description

Dear brothers and sisters,

Grace and peace in Christ who is come to save us!

Please find attached the liturgy for Morning Prayer for December 6, the Second Sunday of Advent, for use at home.  In-person worship is suspended for the rest of December.  As diocesan and state guidelines change with the decrease of new cases and effective vaccines, we will be able to safely gather at an appropriate time.

I am happy to report that the new furnace for the church is installed and working!  We will have heat when we are able to regather.

Thanks to those who have donated and purchased many holiday baked goods for our sale, which is open today, December 12, and December 19 in the parish hall.

Thanks also to those who have made pledges for 2021 - THANK YOU!!  If you have not yet returned a pledge form, please do so before the end of the month.

Joe, Deacon Linda, and I will be recording a special Christmas service video next week in the church which will be posted in time for Christmas Eve.  Although not as good as being together, we are grateful for the technology to electronically share in the celebration of the birth of Christ. In the next two weeks I will share links for other beautiful liturgies of the season being recorded  from our cathedral, the National Cathedral, and Canterbury Cathedral to fill the hunger for the great music, readings, and symbols of Advent and Christmas. 

Looking ahead, the Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 10:30am via Zoom. Please plan to be at your computer at that time so that you can hear the reports, and participate, and vote!

O Merciful Savior, look with compassion on all who suffer, especially those who have COVID-19, their families, and those who care for them.  Give them strength in faith to put their lives in your hands; healing of body, mind, and spirit; peace in the face of fear and the unknown; and the assurance that your love is always close and will never leave them.  Receive into your loving embrace those who have died and will die in the coming days and weeks, that they may rest in the land of light and life.  We give thanks for our blessings of home, family, friends, and faith.  Lead us to help those in need and serve them so that all may share in the abundance of your creation. Amen.

Keep healthy and hopeful, our King and Savior now draws near. Come, let us worship!

Br. Randy