By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  December 02, 2021

At this time each year, we are invited into a trilogy of seasons:  the end of summer; the entrance of fall and the amazingly beautiful season of Advent.  It is as if God prepares us for the birth of the Christ Child with endings and new beginnings.  

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O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.