Music for Advent/Christmas online services
“Where Shepherds Lately Knelt” is a Christmas song virtually recorded by the Faith and Life Male Choir. To view it, click on the image or on this link. The publisher of this song has given permission for free use of this song in your service.
An Advent Reflection
From time to time, I find myself looking for a way back into a more familiar world than the one that we currently inhabit. I remember when one did not have to think twice about stopping in for a quick visit on an ailing family member or friend, or even making that one more quick trip into the grocery store. But, now I set all that I know aside sometimes and while I am keeping my proper distance and wearing my mask, I am doing all I can to ‘be’ as I once was. Only the world is not as it once was and there is, it seems, no way to go back to any semblance of what was without seriously and carefully navigating what now is.
So, this Advent, I am listening to John again — this ancient voice in the wilderness — calling to us, to me, to turn around and to recognize the One who is coming – not only over there, but very much over here and dwelling among us now. Rick Neufeld – Interim Executive Minister