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As we continue on this darkening orbit, still slipping steadily away from the sun, let’s attune our hearts to the rhythm of Advent’s whispers. This season beckons us to listen to the quiet echoes of promise and the gentle footsteps of the divine drawing near.

In the midst of our end-of-year exertions, end-of-semester cramming, and end-of-our-rope holiday formulations, let’s not forget that our tasks are sacraments in disguise. These earthly matters, mundane as they may seem, hold the potential to become vessels of grace, allowing the transcendent to touch the ordinary.

Advent’s melody is one of expectation, a tune that resonates with our responsibilities as stewards of this sacred community. Just as the Magi embarked on a journey with humble gifts, so too do we embark on the journey of wonder wrapped in uncertainty, carrying the offerings of love, peace, wisdom, and compassion.

Our preparations become moments where the holy and the mundane dance together. In our collective efforts, let’s infuse the conventional with the sacred, transforming connections into acts of grace, and preparations into expressions of hope, peace, joy, and love.

May our exchanges and arrangements be akin to the manifestation of the divine in the ordinary, revealing the transcendent beauty beneath the surface. In this sacred space, may the light of Christ illuminate our conversations, casting a warm and comforting glow on all who gather here.

May God’s peace come to you today.  -Pastor Peter

Let us pray… God of melody and movement, may our Advent resonate in an echo of your promises.  Come to us, be revealed.  Amen.