Season of Hope

  1. First Reading: Matthew 1: 18-24 … https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201%3A18-24&version=NIV
  2. Welcome/Announcements
  3. A prayer in the spirit of hope …
  4. Second Reading: Luke 2: 1-20 … https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202%3A1-20&version=NIV
  5. Discussion of hope: I was angry with a friend on the phone a few days ago … a voice that was not mine, and not Jesus … a) hope for the scientist, b) hope for the Jew, c) hope for all mankind … is it stupid to be this stupid? Is this platitudinal ignorance not a disease? A failure of the mind?
  6. Silent prayer those who are feeling hopeless … and of Christmas? What do I know? …
  7. Lord’s Prayer
  8. Blessing