A Song of Hope

A Song of Hope

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENTDec. 19, 2021 Prayer of the DayStir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to voices preparing your way.  Grant us the wisdom to see your purpose and the openness to hear your will, that we too may prepare the way of...
Joy in Time

Joy in Time

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENTDecember 12, 2021 Prayer of the DayWho are we, Lord God, that you should come to us?  Yet you have visited your people and redeemed us in your Son.  As we prepare to celebrate his birth, make our hearts leap for joy at the sound of your...
Love’s Yes

Love’s Yes

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENTDec. 5, 2021 Prayer of the DayGod 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...
Zechariah’s Silence

Zechariah’s Silence

FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENTNovember 28, 2021 Prayer of the DayStir 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...
Christmas Celebrations at St. John’s

Christmas Celebrations at St. John’s

Our celebrations are greatly changed this year. However, the good news of Christmas is unchanging: Jesus our Savior is born!With renewed restrictions due to COVID, almost all our events will be live-streamed as described below.We rejoice together even as we are forced...
New Advent Hymns for Year B

New Advent Hymns for Year B

While there are some much loved Advent hymns, most of them predate the three year lectionary that provides our readings for our modern Advent journey. In an effort to create hymns that connect to the imagery and language of the readings, I have written a new hymn...

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