These readings are designed for use during the four Sundays of Advent and on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in services of worship as the church gathers around the Advent wreath. The readings are based on the recommended Psalter selections in the Revised Common Lectionary.
World Communion Sunday, held annually on the first Sunday of October, is a celebration of the unity of the worldwide church through Christ. Christians in congregations around the world participate in the Lord's Supper.
(Source unknown; inspired by a traditional Native American blessing.)
Among Chinese festivals, the New Year Festival is the most widely known and celebrated. What themes from this festival can serve as a focus for celebration and learning in the Christian home?
Generous God, for the abundance of your blessings to us
day by day and year by year,
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