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Walking Together in Faith

December 11, 2016

Isaiah 35:1-10

Psalm 146:5-10

Luke 1:46b-55 (alternate)

James 5:7-10

Matthew 11:2-11

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain joy and gladness,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

[Isaiah 35:10]

The Third Sunday of Advent is also known as Gaudete Sunday. That is a Latin word meaning “rejoice.”

advent-3It is the day when, in some congregations, the pink candle will be lit. We prepare with joy to welcome the arrival of the Messiah.In ancient times on this particular Sunday the Pope would honor a citizen with a pink rose, and as time passed the priests wore pink vestments on this day as a reminder of the coming joy. 

As I wrote on Thursday, I am mindful that not everyone is joyful at this time of the year and…

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