Holy holy holy Lord, God of Power and Might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory, Hosanna in the Highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hossanna in the Highest.fused with everyday.
We cannot hear your words of peace and forget the violence in the world. Show us quickly, Lord, how to turn weapons into welcome signs and the lust for power into desire for peace. We cannot celebrate the feast of your family and forget our divisions. We are one in spirit, but not in fact. History and hurt still dismember us. Lord, heal your church in every brokenness.
Not an easy peace, not an insignificant peace, not a half-hearted peace, but the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you now. May you share it with others.
Hanging of the greens.
I wanted to post about this earlier in the week, but homework and politics and hockey got in the way. Wednesday evening youth group, little kids and parents gathered to eat cookies, make cheesy ornaments and decorate the church. I had a jolly good time making and helping little kids make stuff and chatting with everyone. As Kari said "We have our too-cool, goth-wannabe teenagers making pipe cleaner ornaments. Big kids helping little kids make God Eyes. Adults getting a chance to slow down and chat with other adults. We share a meal and enjoy each others company. It truly is Advent now."
Check out our church's Advent Blog for a little inspiration/meditation.