Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the Wise Men from Orient land
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend
He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger
This coming Sunday in all three of our parishes we will be reflections on Placide Cappeau’s poem, “O Holy Night.” I have listened to the hymn dozens of times in preparation for this week. The second verse, depicts Jesus as, “The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger; In all our trials born to be our friend.” I am overwhelmed by the idea that the God incarnate turns his attention to my trials. I am overwhelmed that in a season of chaos the God of all creation has time for me. The poet turns this powerful truth into a simple request, “to love one another.” I hope that in this Advent season you will feel the presence fo your Heavenly Father and that you will turn your attention to your neighbor.
Oak Meadow Parish Pastor
End of Year Giving
If you would like to get your donations in to either parish before the end of the 2019 tax year there are three ways to do so.
- Drop your gift in the offering box located in the lobby this Sunday.
- Mail a check dated by December 31st to: P.O. Box 781669, SA TX 78278.
- Give online by December 31st by clicking here.
Upcoming December Events
7th // Good Market @ Impact Guild
15th // Kids Christmas Liturgy
22nd // All Parish Hymns Service @ Mark Twain Academy
24th // All Parish Christmas Eve Services at Pearl Stables 4pm & 5:30pm
29th // No Services
Advent Hymnology Guide
Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit.” During the season of Advent, we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. The Park has created a Hymnology guide which includes a weekly candle lighting scripture and prayer. These are the same readings we will be doing each Sunday during the season. Each week also includes a devotional for use in your personal study or in missional community groups along with discussion questions. For a digital copy of the guide you can click here.
Tomorrow, December 7th, The Impact Guild, our co-working space, is hosting the Good Market at 708 W. Summitt 10am-4pm. This is an opportunity to shop with purpose this Christmas. The Good Market will feature a collection of impact-oriented pop-up shops creating thoughtful products that bring good into the lives of others. Come find unique gifts with a story worth spreading to the ones you love.
There will be no Men’s Prayer meeting this month for Midtown or Oak Meadow. MacTerrace will meet Friday, December 20th at 8pm. To sign up to be contacted by a parish pastor with details for 2020 prayer meetings and reminders you can click here.