Stir up your power, and come! The psalmist’s plea in Psalm 80:2 has become familiar to us in the Advent prayers. Isaiah wants God to rip the heavens open. Both cry out for an apparently distant, angry God to show up, to save, to restore. When we hear Jesus describing the coming of the Son of Man with stars falling from heaven, it can sound dire and horrible, not like anything we would ever hope for. But when we really look at the suffering of people God loves, we can share the hope that God would tear open the heavens and come. (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 this week, 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!