This year’s Advent theme, “Those Who Dream,” is for the dreamers in all of us – those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. It’s for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. It’s for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time. Join us this Advent as we dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and Magi. Join us as we seek and sow God’s dreams for our world.
During Advent, Saint Luke’s will be offering two worships services at 10:30 am: online worship service (like we are used to) and in-person outdoor worship service. Registration for the in-person outdoor service is required.
First Sunday in Advent
Nov. 29, 2020
Those Who Dream…keep awake (hope)
Those who dream do not fall asleep to the realities of the world. God prompts us to pay attention to where God’s dreams for change and new life are emerging. In Advent, we remember that God’s ultimate dream is to be intimately connected to us—to come down and dwell among us. As we keep awake, we join Isaiah and the psalmist in pleading for restoration and for God to draw near.
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Second Sunday in Advent
Dec. 6, 2020
Those Who Dream…prepare the way (peace)
John the Baptist calls the crowds into the journey of repentance and transformation. Similarly, we are called to prepare the way for God’s message of love and liberation to be shouted, heard, and received. Those who dream make way for righteousness and peace to kiss, for faithfulness to spring up from the ground.
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Third Sunday in Advent
Dec. 13, 2020
Those Who Dream…sow joy (joy)
Ultimately, dreams sow joy, even if that joy doesn’t immediately spring forth. Sowing seeds into the soil always feels risky and feeble—how can something so small become something so beautiful, so big, and so nourishing? Like Mary, we are called to tend and nurture the dreams God has woven into us.
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Fourth Sunday in Advent
Dec. 20, 2020
Those Who Dream…are not alone (love)
This week, we recognize what preceded Mary’s song of praise: news that was disorienting and bewildering, possibly threatening her life. Together, Mary and Elizabeth find courage and comfort in spite of their unusual circumstances. We, too, are called to carry, support, and encourage one another’s dreams.
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Dec. 24, 2020
this night, we are THOSE WHO DREAM
The Christmas story reminds us that we are all dreamers. Like those gathered around the manger, we come to this night each year with awe, wonder, and holy imagination for what is possible. Like Mary, we treasure God’s dream in our hearts and commit to keeping it alive. Like the holy family, we believe and trust in a God who comes to us in the vulnerability of a child.