O come, O Branch of Jesse’s stem,

Advent meditation for December 21: O come O branch of Jessie’s stem Isaiah 11:1“The root of Jesse shall come,    the one who rises to rule the gentiles;in him the gentiles shall hope.” Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to you, O Israel The birth of Jesus we celebrate at Christmas is the fulfilment of this promise spokenContinue reading ” O come, O Branch of Jesse’s stem,”

 O come, O King of nations, Bind in One the Hearts of all Mankind

Advent meditation for December 20: O come O king of nation come! Psalm 99:1,4 The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble!    He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! Mighty King, lover of justice,    you have established equity;you have executed justice    and righteousness in Jacob. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to you, O Israel. WhenContinue reading ” O come, O King of nations, Bind in One the Hearts of all Mankind”

O come O Wisdom from on high

Advent Meditation for December 18: WISDOM Sirach 1:1-4 All wisdom is from the Lord,    and with him it remains forever. The sand of the sea, the drops of rain,    and the days of eternity—who can count them? The height of heaven, the breadth of the earth,    the abyss, and wisdom—who can search them out? Wisdom was created beforeContinue reading “O come O Wisdom from on high”

Advent devotions for the 5th week: God Dwells With Us

Reflection on the Christmas Shepherds A while back, Pastor Pam asked for a reflection writing about the Shepherds in the Christmas story. I have fretted the task ever since. What do I think when I see the shepherds in the Nativity? Or how seeing the shepherds at this time of year helps my faith….. TheContinue reading “Advent devotions for the 5th week: God Dwells With Us”

Advent devotions for the Fourth Week

Apologies for the delay in posting the 4th week of devotions. Here are the pages provided by congregation members. If you wish to receive the parts of the devotion covered by copyright, please email the church. THIS WEEK OUR FOCUS IS ON SEEING GOD IN EACH OTHER. Bless you in your mediation and gathering. MeditationContinue reading “Advent devotions for the Fourth Week”

Advent devotions for this 3rd week of expanded Advent observation

Peace to you this week. Here are the items shared this week which are not covered by copyright. If you would like to be added to the mailing list contact Pastor Pam at the church e-mail. Meditation on Joseph, husband of Mary: by Bruce Dahms “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to takeContinue reading “Advent devotions for this 3rd week of expanded Advent observation”

Advent devotions for the second week of extended Advent Observance

This week we meditated on God meeting us in our fear; May these reflections and activities bless you on your advent journey. + Pastor Pam And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.” Luke 1:46 I like to think of Mary as being a human being. AnContinue reading “Advent devotions for the second week of extended Advent Observance”

Advent journey from November 9

We have had some interesting devotions this week as we begin our advent journey of waiting and longing and anticipation. The resource we are using this year is called “Generation to Generation” and explores how we share heritage, faith stories, and other important things through the generations. Some of the material is copyright and onlyContinue reading “Advent journey from November 9”

7 Week devotion during advent

Coming November 6: An Advent Devotion you are invited to join the parish mailing list for this devotion. (unsubscribe at any time) Request to be added to the parish mailing list by emailing sgblparish@gmail.com. (because of copyright restrictions, this devotion cannot be shared through this blog. ) Here is what will happen: 4 times eachContinue reading “7 Week devotion during advent”