Sunday, December 15, 2019

Third Sunday of Advent 

Watchword for the week — Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. Isaiah 35:4

Sunday, December 15 — Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10
James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions. Psalm 65:3

Zechariah said, “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us.” Luke 1:76-78

When we believe that all is lost, O Lord, you reach out to us in love. We rejoice in the surprising good news that all is not lost. Your forgiveness is new every morning. Amen.