Happy New (church) Year! Our new liturgical year began today with a bit of bluster and overcast. Yet we were blessed with visitors and a member who was back with us after surgery. Nice to have a well attended service to start our year. We are also getting ready to host some 18th century reenactors for worship. They are just starting to gather in their colonial finery. Not only are we hosting but we are learning more about who we are and where we came from in the past years.

In worship we were greeted with lessons and hymns that, while fitting for Advent, are not in keeping with our social state. Our lessons spoke of waiting and trusting that God’s providence was already present and would continue to be present. All we need to do is look for God’s fingerprints and footprints to recognize our blessings. We are reminded that the signs are here, all we need to do is look with intention. Not always simple in our culture.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

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