A Brief Pause: Reflections on Life

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2nd Friday of Advent

Las Posadas Luke 2:1-7 1 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. 2 This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. 3 Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. 4 Since Joseph belonged to David’s house and family line, he went up… Continue Reading →

2nd Thursday of Advent

Holly & Mistletoe Hebrews 9:11-22 11 But Christ has appeared as the high priest of the good things that have happened. He passed through the greater and more perfect meeting tent, which isn’t made by human hands (that is, it’s not a part of this world). 12 He entered the holy of holies once for… Continue Reading →

2nd Wednesday of Advent

St. Lucia Day  Romans 13:8-14 8 Don’t be in debt to anyone, except for the obligation to love each other. Whoever loves another person has fulfilled the Law. 9 The commandments, Don’t commit adultery, don’t murder, don’t steal, don’t desire what others have,[a] and any other commandments, are all summed up in one word: You… Continue Reading →

2nd Tuesday of Advent

Yule Log John 1:4-5, 9-13 4 through the Word was life, and the life was the light for all people. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light. 9 The true light that shines on all people was coming into the world. 10 The light was in the world,… Continue Reading →

2nd Monday of Advent

Shepherds Luke 2:8-20 8 Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. 9 The Lord’s angel stood before them, the Lord’s glory shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. 11 Your savior… Continue Reading →

2nd Sunday of Advent

The Peace Candle Luke 1:68-79 68 “Bless the Lord God of Israel because he has come to help and has delivered his people. 69 He has raised up a mighty savior for us in his servant David’s house, 70 just as he said through the mouths of his holy prophets long ago. 71 He has… Continue Reading →

1st Saturday of Advent

Angels      Luke 1:24-38 24 Afterward, his wife Elizabeth became pregnant. She kept to herself for five months, saying, 25 “This is the Lord’s doing. He has shown his favor to me by removing my disgrace among other people.” 26 When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a city… Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: The Promise of Peace

Scripture: Luke 1:68-79 68 “Bless the Lord God of Israel    because he has come to help and has delivered his people.69 He has raised up a mighty savior for us in his servant David’s house,70     just as he said through the mouths of his holy prophets long ago.71 He has brought salvation from our enemies    and from the power of all… Continue Reading →

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