Monday, December 4, 2017

First Sunday of Advent in Jerusalem

At Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem, we began worship with a children's message about WAITING. We learned that waiting is hard, but God can be trusted. God keeps promises! 
Christ is coming soon.

Pray with us: 

Above the clamor of our violence your word of truth resounds,
O God of majesty and power.
Over nations enshrouded in despair your justice dawns.
Grant your household a discerning spirit and a watchful eye
to perceive the hour in which we live.
Hasten the advent of that day when when the weapons of war shall be banished,
our deeds of darkness cast off,
and all your scattered children gathered into one.
We ask this through him whose coming is certain,
whose day draws near: 
your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.

(from "An Advent Sourcebook", ed. Thomas O'Gorman)

Photos by Ben Gray/ELCJHL