John called people to repent, to clear the decks, to completely reorder their lives so that nothing would get in the way of the Lord’s coming. The reading from Isaiah gives the context for this radical call: the assurance of forgiveness that encourages us to repent; the promise that the coming one will be gentle with the little ones. Isaiah calls us all to be heralds with John, to lift up our voices fearlessly and say, “See, your God is coming!” We say it to one another in worship, in order to say it with our lives in a world in need of justice and peace. (The link to the live-stream is below.)
Here’s a link to this week’s readings if you want to read them in advance of the service:
As St. Peter gathers to worship on Sunday morning, the service will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person. We thank you for your patience as we work through any kinks as we adapt to this new way of getting the weekly message to you. Each week seems to present a slightly different issue to overcome and we appreciate your patience.
(Note: If you aren’t able to watch the service live, just click on the link below to go to the recording of the service on YouTube. If you join the service part way through, you will be able to watch from the beginning once the service is over.)
Here is the live-stream link:
With grateful thanks to our tech team! Your efforts are sincerely appreciated.
Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.