Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

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Day 99 December 8, 2022 Scripture Comfort, comfort my people,     says your God.  —Isaiah 40:1 Wisdom I can testify that the message of Advent still holds: with hope, with grace, with love, God takes flesh and meets us when we have become most hopeless, most broken, most lost.  —Jan Richardson, The Advent [...]


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Day 98 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Scripture Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  —John 14:27 Wisdom Suffering can be transformed and redeemed. There is no such thing [...]


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Day 97 Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Scripture For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  —Isaiah 9:6 Wisdom All saving ideas are [...]


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Day 96 December 5, 2022 Scripture If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  —1 Corinthians 13:1 Wisdom We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the [...]


Prayers of the People December 4, 2022

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster We open our eyes to this dayand come face to facewith the dizzying possibility of your presence,Our Prince of Peace.Our hearts are open as we long for you.Our minds awake as we search our day,our week, our very lives forthe texture of your spirit in our midst.Our [...]

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Day 95 Sunday, December 4, 2022 Scripture Though the mountains be shaken     and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken     nor my covenant of peace be removed,”     says the Lord, who has compassion on you.  —Isaiah 54:10 Wisdom Advent is a time of [...]


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Day 94 Saturday, December 3, 2022 Scripture My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry  —James 1:19 Wisdom We recognize that we need each other's help to become better listeners. I think that the greatest barrier to good [...]


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Day 93 Friday, December 2, 2022 Scripture Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.  —Matthew 10:29–31 [...]


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Day 92 Thursday, December 1, 2022 Scripture Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  —Genesis 1:2 Wisdom Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like [...]


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Day 91 Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Scripture The Lord heals the brokenhearted     and binds up their wounds. God determines the number of the stars     and calls them each by name.  —Psalm 147:3–4 Wisdom We all want to be certain, we all want proof, but the kind of proof we tend to [...]