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.

Sunday 
Prepare the way of the Lord

Monday
A voice crying in the wilderness

Tuesday
The testimony of John the Baptist

Wednesday
Gospel for Jews and Gentiles

Thursday
Peace at last

Friday
Repentance brings blessing

Saturday
A prayer for guidance

Sunday
Jesus and John the Baptist