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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Epiphany of the Lord

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 60:1-6)   Light and darkness are two of the great biblical images. In this reading, Isaiah is telling the people of Israel that “your light has come.” Although “darkness covers the earth,” God will bring light to the whole world through Israel.   The word ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Fourth Sunday of Advent

A reading from the book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 7:10-14)   Ahaz was the ruler of the kingdom of Judah at a time when Judah and other small nations were allied against the Assyrian Empire which was more powerful and certainly brutal. But Ahaz refused to be true to the coalition, so ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 35:1-6a, 10)   This Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday, a day of rejoicing because of the great promise that we hear from Isaiah. The prophet addressed this message to the Jewish people in a time of terrible crisis: exile from their homeland, the ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 11:1-10)   The prophets of Israel preached several massages, some hopeful and some judgmental, but all to awaken the people of Israel during hard times and give them courage. Here, Isaiah talks about a new leader, a future king. “The spirit of the ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: First Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter Chapter 2:1-5)   “In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills….For from Zion shall go forth instruction and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge ...
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Prayer: For Courage to Serve

God of our hopes and our dreams, you have planted the hunger for glad tidings within us. Make your joy more complete as we participate in proclaiming this Good News; the blind will see the prisoner will be released. Give us the courage to reach out to the incarcerated and bring into reality this promise of freedom. Help ...
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