Advent 3 notes and sermon

We had an experiment this morning–maybe not on the scale of some congregational experiments, but a small one, and it worked. It was St. Lucia’s day, as well as the Third Sunday in Advent, Gaudete–Rejoice Sunday. We had a St. Lucia procession, a first, at least in my time. Eva DiLascio sang the song in Swedish for us–the Sunday School girls wore green crowns, and, St. Lucia wore hers as well. Eva’s voice was heavenly, and the girls were, too. We are glad for the light of Advent, for the light of faith, and turn toward rejoicing. Below is today’s sermon.

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