Sunday, December 5 – Advent II

The Nativity will live-stream our 10:00 Eucharist this Sunday. The stream will go live at about 9:45 with a welcome and territorial acknowledgement, and our Director of Music will offer about 15 minutes of music to help us pray. The service itself will begin at 10. If you’re not able to join in live, you can always do so at a later time using the same link!

The order of service is available here to enable you to join in the congregational responses.

On the second Sunday of Advent this year we’ll hear from one of the Apocryphal books of the Bible! The prophet Baruch speaks to God’s people while exiled in Babylon, promising that every high mountain will be made low and the valleys filled to make level ground–a promise of new beginnings and joy and a new future. (Baruch 5.1-9). We’ll join together in praying Zechariah’s expression of joy, the Benedictus, that revels in what God has done and what God is doing (Luke 1.68-79). And in the gospel, we’ll hear about the beginnings of the ministry of John the Baptiser, who promises that “all flesh will see the salvation of our God (Luke 3.1-6).