Using Martin Luther’s hymns, Sr. Annette Janka invites us to move through these days of Advent celebrating the hope of a reforming church as we dwell in the motivating love and grace of our Peace and Light.

Mark 13:32-33
“But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.”

Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
1. Lord, keep us steadfast in your word;
curb those who by deceit or sword
would wrest the kingdom from your Son
and bring to naught all he has done.

2. Lord Jesus Christ, your pow’r make known,
for you are Lord of lords alone;
defend your holy church, that we
may sing your praise eternally.

3. O Comforter of priceless worth,
send peace and unity on earth;
support us in our final strife
and lead us out of death to life.
(Evangelical Lutheran Worship‎ #517)

Gracious God, send your Son into our midst. Show us your pathways of love. Amen