Hello Trinity Family,
For this week’s Wednesday service prelude, I offer “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns” arranged by Theodore Beck. As I reflect on the lyrics of this hymn, I can’t help but think of the line from our second reading in 2 Peter, “with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.” Usually the sunrise time is a Googleable fact, but this year especially, we have all learned how little that we can take for granted. For some of us, the sun will rise tomorrow morning at 7:17 am; for others, the sun won’t “rise” until we can see loved ones again after the pandemic; for others, not until society becomes more just. Whenever the sun will rise next, we know that God fulfills His promises to us. Our proof lies in a manger in Bethlehem two thousand years ago on the first Christmas morning.
Here is the hymn text for your reflection:
The King shall come when morning dawns
and light triumphant breaks,
when beauty gilds the eastern hills,
and life to joy awakes.
Watch, Wait, Wonder, Worship
Wednesdays in Advent, 7 pm
During this season of Advent, we invite you to join us for a live, Zoom midweek worship each Wednesday – December 9, 16, 23 – at 7 pm. Our theme will be shared by many congregations across the ELCA, reminding us that even in this time of pandemic we remain a connected church. These are quiet, meditative services with intentional spaces of silence, readings, and song. To facilitate your participation, we invite you to save this Zoom link (it will be the same for each Wednesday) and to print or download the pages which will serve as your worship folder each week. The link to the worship folder is HERE.
With the Church of every time and place we pray, Come, Lord Jesus.
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