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Advent: Focus




Hope Candle

1st Sunday of Advent


Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

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Faith Candle

2nd Sunday of Advent


Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it! (Luke 11 28)

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Joy Candle

3rd Sunday of Advent


In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? (John 14:2)

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Peace Candle

4th Sunday of Advent


O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. (Psalm 39:7)

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Christ Candle

Christmas Day

Come and See

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.' (Luke 2:15)

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Focus: Devotions for Advent

We live in hectic times. As we busily attend to the many things that need to be done, we may feel like we are falling farther and farther behind. Maybe it feels like we’re about to be run over by the holiday season. Will we ever be ready?

With so much going on, it’s hard to focus on what matters – or even to recognize that we might have lost that focus.

The Advent season calls us back into focus. We hear God’s word, listen to his call, and prepare to see his blessings.

If we can break away – even for a little while – to focus on the things that matter most, we will see what he is doing to prepare us and how he calls us to something better.

Join us each week for an Advent reflection that brings God’s focus to the season.

Blessings to you this Advent and Christmas.

Steve Mueller
Chief Mission Officer

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