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Advent Reflection – Nineteenth Day of Advent

December 15th, 2016 by Heather Fetrow

To a Maid Engaged to Joseph Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. Heather Fetrow “Your child will be God’s child.” I am about to become an aunt this April and I’ve started to wonder what I’d most like to offer my sister’s first child.  I hope to offer her peace,… Read More

Advent Reflection – Eighteenth Day of Advent

December 14th, 2016 by Leslie Houseworth-Fields

Toda la Tierra (All Earth Is Waiting) Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. The Rev. Leslie Houseworth-Fields “All earth is waiting to see the promised one.” I don’t like to wait. Like many of my fellow Millennials, I have largely known a world where everything one needs or wants can… Read More

Advent Reflection – Seventeenth Day of Advent

December 13th, 2016 by Brian Pinter

Toda la Tierra (All Earth Is Waiting) Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. Brian Pinter “All the world, bound and struggling, seeks true liberty; it cries out for justice and searches for the truth.” A wise and holy priest-professor once told those of us in his seminar, “In God’s schema,… Read More

Advent Reflection – Sixteenth Day of Advent

December 12th, 2016 by Steve Pilkington

Blessed Be the God of Israel Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. Dr. Steven Pilkington In my business, “Blessed Be the God of Israel” is known as a canticle, a shop talk way of referring to a song-like text drawn from one of the books of the Bible excluding the… Read More

Advent Reflection – Fifteenth Day of Advent

December 11th, 2016 by Heather Fetrow

Blessed Be the God of Israel Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. Heather Fetrow “To guide the feet of pilgrims along the path of peace…” Pilgrims, path, peace:  Delightfully soothing to say and sing!  Simply put, a pilgrim is one who journeys, often over long distances, to a sacred place. … Read More

Advent Reflection – Fourteenth Day of Advent

December 10th, 2016 by Leslie Houseworth-Fields

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. The Rev. Leslie Houseworth-Fields Having grown up in a less liturgical church context, I did not observe Advent. For me, Christmas started the evening of Thanksgiving. That is, after all, the day of my hometown’s annual lighting of… Read More

Advent Reflection – Thirteenth Day of Advent

December 9th, 2016 by Kathryn Carroll

Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. Kathryn Carroll I write this on November 8th, Election Day.  This hymn raises a prophet’s voice in me:   By the time this is read, a month will have passed from this historical election year and its outcome.… Read More

Advent Reflection – Twelfth Day of Advent

December 8th, 2016 by Brian Pinter

Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. Brian Pinter “With such preaching stark and bold, John proclaimed salvation near…” “Are you saved?”  Every time I hear this question I want to say, “What do you mean by ‘saved’?”  Over my years of teaching Bible and… Read More

Advent Reflection – Eleventh Day of Advent

December 7th, 2016 by Monika Guzman-Estrada

People, Look East Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. Monika Guzman-Estrada The first line of the chorus “Love, the guest, is on the way…” reminds me of my own personal story of migrating to the United States. Just as Mary and Joseph looked East for a place to call their… Read More

Advent Reflection – Tenth Day of Advent

December 6th, 2016 by Steve Pilkington

People, Look East Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. America’s annual Super Bowl always occasions some very funny commercials. In 2008, Tide Detergent produced a series of ads centered around talking stains. My favorite rendition shows a man interviewing for a job. His shirt is stained with something like coffee.… Read More