Week Beginning: December 4th, 2016
Advent is a season of hope.

Scripture Verse for this Week:
And the Scriptures were written to teach and encourage us by giving us hope. 
Romans 15:4 (CEV)

Hymn of the Week
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

A Prayer for the Week: 
Dear God, help us to prepare the way for you in our lives and in our world by being people whose hope is in Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mealtime Prayer:
Lord Jesus, thank you for all you have prepared for us to share and eat and enjoy. Help us to pre- pare the way for you. Amen.

A Blessing to Give:
May God give you great joy and peace as you trust in God. May the power of the Holy Spirit  ll you with hope. (Romans 15:13)

These readings are related to the Lectionary readings for this Sunday. We invite you to take time each day to read the assigned Bible passages.

Prepare the way of the Lord

A voice crying in the wilderness

The testimony of John the Baptist

Gospel for Jews and Gentiles

Peace at last

Repentance brings blessing

A prayer for guidance

Jesus and John the Baptist