Third Sunday of Advent
Week of Sunday, December 16, 2018
The presence of the Lord “in your midst” in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the Lord in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful” than John, even with his winnowing fork in his hand, is good news—and cause for exultation—for us who are being saved. Great joy is the tone for the third Sunday of Advent.
Readings and Psalm
Rejoice, the Lord is in your midst
In your midst is the Holy One of Israel. (Is. 12:6)
Rejoice, the Lord is near
One more powerful is coming, baptizing with fire