Daily Advent meditation:
All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.
Jesus, in previous passages, speaking of the Pharisees, says “they crush you with impossible religious demands…Never lifting a finger to ease the burden. Everything they do is for show…(23:4-5) How many times have I experienced others and myself attending church service just for show…? How often do I hold a grudge, and resentment, yet for one hour a week, put on a show for others? How sad do I feel when I leave the service, am I reconciled, in my relationship with God, loved one’s and worship community? Have I shared my burdens of life with others, have I lifted even one burden from someone else? God deals with our defects of character; am I feeling humble today, can I, just for today, recognize the need for God in my life, CAN I, LET GOD, reconcile my defects of character?
Christmas Eve: Family Service with children’s sermon and carols, 5pm
Sunday after Christmas, Dec.29th, 8 & 10am
Start your New Year First Night with God – Feast of the Holy Name, Dec. 31st at 6:30pm in the chapel
Feast of the Epiphany observed Sunday morning Jan. 5th at 8 and 10 am.
Feast of the Baptism of Jesus with the refreshment of baptismal promises Sunday Jan. 12, 8 & 10am
Vision: The St. Francis Church family seeks to glorify God through worship, fellowship, teaching, and service. We worship God in the Episcopal tradition, hear God through the preaching and teaching of Christ’s Gospel and serve God by caring for others.
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Daily Advent meditation:
Suggested reading from Forward Day by Day
Matthew 22:39 You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Nothing like working in the desert to keep one’s perspective on the value of human life in check; the extreme poverty, the extreme beauty, extreme brutality and extreme love…Jesus asks us to love our neighbors as ourselves today and everyday.; how to manage this requirement from our God, from ourselves and our Baptismal Covenant. The numbers and statistics are overwhelming, too much for my psyche and spirit to handle… I can however, manage one person, one moment, one mouth to feed, one child to hug. I go forth into the world strengthened by my communal worship experience, ready, as a member of Christ body, equipped to feed and hug one child of God at a time…That I can do!
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