Welcome to your online worship for The Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2022.
We are getting closer to the end of Advent and celebration of Christmas. I am excited to be preparing to celebrate my first Christmas with the St. Mark’s family. Read about our Christmas Service here.
Our Advent Bible Study continues this Wednesday, 7pm to 8:30pm, in the lounge. Read more here.
Today’s Opening Sentence
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted.” – Isaiah 61.1
Today’s Reading – Matthew 11:2-11
When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”
As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
This is the one about whom it is written,
‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way before you.’
Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.1
Your Online Message and Prayers
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Thank you again to Ryan Van Dijk for his wonderful music which accompanies this weeks video, and for his music ministry at St. Mark’s as our Music Director. Read more about him here.
And lastly, a reminder that if you are at all uncomfortable being in-person for worship, or if you are not feeling well, please join us here online.
Thank you again for joining with your parish family in our online worship today.
God Bless you and have a blessed week. Be well!
The Rev’d Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.