Category: Preparation 2019

Presences of Peace- Sunday, December 29th

YOU AND I- AND THE ANGELS OF ASCENSION Meditation for the New Year As the year comes to a close, we have one more angel story to revisit. This story is one for us to carry with us into the new year ahead. Resurrected… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Sunday, December 29th”

Presences of Peace- Saturday, December 28th

YOU AND I: PRESENCES OF PEACE This week, we have reread stories of angels and looked for the peace we can find in each example. The angels brought tidings of peace. Jesus is our eternal Peace. Now, how do we become Presences of Peace… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Saturday, December 28th”

Presences of Peace- Friday, December 27th

ANGEL OF THE RESURRECTION The Angel of the Resurrection feels a bit out of season, doesn’t it? But here we have the essential and best Good News of Christmas. This Jesus, born to us as a baby, would one day overcome death in his… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Friday, December 27th”

Presences of Peace- Thursday, December 26th

ANGEL OF WARNING All too quickly, the party is over. We are back to the reality of the world, with all of its fear, jealousy, hatred, deceit, greed, and lust for power. And so we encounter the angel of warning, the one who comes… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Thursday, December 26th”

Christmas Day- Wednesday, December 25th

LIGHT AND LIFE TO ALL HE BRINGS* Light the Prophecy, Bethlehem, Shepherd and Angel Candles. John 1:1-5, 14-18 (NRSV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came… Continue Reading “Christmas Day- Wednesday, December 25th”

Presences of Peace- Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve

THE ANNOUNCING ANGELS This wonderful, blessed, awesome night of nights is upon us! Christmas Eve- the night we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Christ, our God-with-us! We revisit Luke 2, in which the angels proclaim their birth announcement to the shepherds, telling them… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve”

Presences of Peace- Monday, December 23rd

ANGELS AMONG US Today we encounter angels of another kind: the strangers in our midst. A stranger is someone we do not know, or who has not experienced something, or who is in a new and unfamiliar place. We have all been among strangers,… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Monday, December 23rd”

Presences of Peace- Sunday, December 22nd

PEACE: THE ANGEL CANDLE Light the Prophecy, Bethlehem and Shepherd Candles. Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the… Continue Reading “Presences of Peace- Sunday, December 22nd”

Perceivers of Joy- Reflection; Saturday, December 21st

WEEK THREE- JOY: PERSONAL REFLECTION This week we took another look at several Bible passages about sheep and shepherds. Jesus blesses us as our dear Shepherd, as One who looks out for our good, who tends and guides us, who nurtures and protects us,… Continue Reading “Perceivers of Joy- Reflection; Saturday, December 21st”

Perceivers of Joy- Friday, December 20th

YOU AND I: SHEEP OF THE SHEPHERD As we wind up our week with the shepherds, learning how we might become Perceivers of Joy in these stories, today we turn our focus to us. How are we like sheep, and why do we need… Continue Reading “Perceivers of Joy- Friday, December 20th”