Sermon 12 December 2021 (Advent 3)

Rejoicing amid the shaking by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Today we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent by lighting the candle of Joy. Last week was the candle of Peace. Joy and peace are related, as our New Testament reading tells us: “Rejoice in the Lord always … The Lord is near … And the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” But what is that peace for?

Lectionary:  Zephaniah 3:14-20; Psalm 85:1-13; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

Referenced Scriptures: Psalm 12:7-8; Romans 10:8; John 15:1-8; Hebrews 12:26-27; Ephesians 6:10-18; Matthew 22:21; Romans 8:31

Word during open worship:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRrVCPjuUvxQ4T-Gtb?e=UFNdKC

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRrVEkPpYnmGko0gC3?e=xhrvBG

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