Surprise! You are Highly Favored

Surprise! You are Highly Favored

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT Dec. 9, 2018 Prayer of the Day God of grace, your eternal Word took flesh among us when Mary placed her life at the service of your will.  Stir up our hearts for his coming again; keep us steadfast in hope and faithful in service, until we...
Journey with Our Surprising God

Journey with Our Surprising God

First Sunday in Advent Dec. 2, 2018 Prayer of the Day Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us secured in the promise of your grace and love, for you live and reign with the...
Receiving the Perfect Gift

Receiving the Perfect Gift

Sunday, December 10, 2017 Second Sunday of Advent We employed our second Lessons and Carols liturgy for Advent.  The theme was:  From Darkness to Light, From Lament to Healing.  Following the readings and songs we engaged in our regular practice of healing space with...
Waiting in Prayer

Waiting in Prayer

Sunday, December 3, 2017 First Sunday in Advent This year, St. John’s will be using the liturgical form of Lessons and Carols for each of the Sundays in Advent.  For the First Sunday in Advent, we used an exploration of the Lord’s Prayer, using Luther’s Small...
The Unspoken Prayer of Hope

The Unspoken Prayer of Hope

Sunday, December 18, 2016 Fourth Sunday of Advent Prayer of the Day Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that hinders our faith, that eagerly we may receive your promises, for you live and reign with the...
The Joy of an Exile

The Joy of an Exile

Sunday, December 11, 2016 Third Sunday of Advent Prayer of the Day Stir up the wills of all who look to you, Lord God, and strengthen our faith in your coming, that, transformed by grace, we may walk in your way; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives...

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