Sunday, December 18, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Watchword for the Week — Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:19
Sunday, December 18 — Isaiah 7:10–16; Psalm 80:1–7,10–14
Romans 1:1–7; Matthew 1:18–25
Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust. Psalm 113:5–7
Paul wrote: Though Christ was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
2 Corinthians 13:4 (NKJV)
Forgiving God, remind us that our preparations to receive and celebrate the birth of your Son, no matter how creative or extravagant, are for naught if not moved by and infused with your power. Amen.