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For Sunday 17 December 2017


As we gather for worship this Sunday the Advent theme that “the Lord’s coming is near. . . . The Judge is standing at the door!” (James 5:8-9) is repeated. This repetition comes today with a change in emphasis, however. We are encouraged now to patience and hopefulness in our waiting. “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way . . .,” the prophet says, “[for] your God will come . . . with vengeance . . . to save you” (Isaiah 53:3-4). In prison the Baptizer’s patience was tested because the judgment he prophesied had not yet come. Jesus assures him, and us, that any “delay” in judgment allows the Messiah to complete His work of healing and raising and saving, so that many more may “enter Zion with singing . . . [and be overtaken by] gladness and joy” (Isaiah 35:10).



Begining 6 December we will gather on Wednesday evenings to join in worship praying for our Lord's Advent, that is, his coming. The services, following the liturgy of Evening Prayer, will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last about 40 minutes. Please join us as we gather to consider our Lord's work, hear his promises, see his faithfulness, and thus be encouraged and strengthened in our fait as we wait for him to come and deliver us.




Dec. 13 Matthew 16:19-24 "Lucia, Martyr"


Dec. 20 Genesis 2:18-24 Katharina von Bora, Wife and Mother"


When Advent has ended, our celebration of the incarnation of our Lord will include services of lessons and carols at 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 ;.m. on 24 December followed by a Divine Service on 25 December at 10:15 a.m. On 13 December, we will join at 7:00 p.m. for a service of Compline at the close of the year.



President Harrison's comments on the HHS Birth Control Mandate, 15 February 2012

President Harrison's prepared testimony to the U.S. House Committee Hearing, 16 February 2012:

President Harrison's answers to questions from U.S. House Committee members,16 February 2012

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