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Mosaic at Holly Hall

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Dec. 8, 2019

10am - 11:45am

Advent Week Two

What do you hope for?

When I am honest with myself, most of what I hope for is pretty selfish. Oh sure, I might want to see suffering stop or wars cease, but that doesn't fill my thoughts most of the time. Most of the time, my hopes are for more immediate or personal circumstances to change in some way.

This is why we need voices of hope, just like there have been for hundreds and thousands of years. It's just too easy to get focused on what we need and what we want out of this life. 

Advent is a time for us to hear the voices of those who call us to hope for bigger and grander things. It is a time for us to take our eyes off of ourselves and consider what God wants for the whole of humanity, not just us. Yes, we are included in that grand hope, but Advent is a time for us to put our individuality aside and to enter into God's hope for all people.

Brunch Instructions: (last names beginning with...)

  • A-J - Bring fruit, juice, yogurt/granola, donuts, muffins, etc.
  • K-Z - Bring a hot breakfast dish to feed 8-10 (oatmeal, eggs, sausage, bacon, quiche, etc...)

Advent Week Two Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-70; Matthew 1:18-23

Reflection: What do you truly hope for? During this season of Advent, how will you let a sense of anticipation grow in your life? Ask God to help you with your disappointment and worry about the future. As things come to mind, offer them to God and pray about those things that you hope to see in your future and the future of those you care about.

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