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Dear Friends on the Journey,

We are about to begin a new year! Happy New Year!!!

We begin this New Year with the season of Advent – A time of waiting and preparing for Emmanuel, God with us. This is a wonderful time of the year as followers of Jesus as we actively wait and anticipate the birth of Christ. Active waiting calls us to be on the lookout and listen for the angel’s message, offering guidance, instruction and comfort.
“God sent an angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man… Upon entering Gabriel greeted her.” (Luke 1:26 The Message) “While Joseph was trying to figure a way out, and He had a dream. God’s angel spoke in the dream.” (Matt 1:20-21 The Message) “There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them.” (Luke 2:8-9 The Message)

Throughout Advent we will look for the message from angels among us. Some give us warning and instruction; others bring us news of great joy. Let us share stories of the ways God is speaking to us through angels on earth! Angels are among us! May we listen for the message that will bring, “News of Great Joy”, and then share it with the world. Joy to the World! Seeking the angels!

On the faith journey, Deacon Bonnie LeValley