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The Riverside Church in the City of New York SU DA , EMBE 21, 2014 FO RTH S DA Y OF AD NT
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ELCOME TO HE R IVE SIDE HU CH We are glad you are here this morning and hope you will return often. The Riverside Church is an interdenominational, interracial, and international Christian congregation, which wholeheartedly seeks to be open, receptive, and affirming. We strive to be broadly inclusive. We welcome persons from different backgrounds, races, economic classes, religions, cultures, ethnicities, genders, ages, and sexual orientations. The Riverside Church

is a member of the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and the United Church of Christ. THIS IS YOU FI ST VISIT : Complete a blue pew card and place it in the Offering Plate as it passes. Join us for Fellowship Hour in the Cloister Lounge directly after Worship. You can meet members of this congregation and learn about our ministries. As you leave the Nave, take the stairs on your left down one level. Take a right, and an immediate left into the Cloister Lounge. You may also take the elevators in the Narthex to the “C Level. If you would like to know more or become a member , we would

love to get to know you. Please call the church during the week at 212.870.6786. If you would like information about baptism or baby dedication , please contact The Ministry of Education at 212.870.6833, or visit our website at www.TheRiversideChurchNY.org A church tour is offered each Sunday after Worship. Meet in the first balcony to learn more about Riverside’s unique history, programs, and landmark Gothic building. There is no charge. Tours also take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are necessary. For special tours by

appointment, call 212.870.6792. There is a small fee for these tours. If your car is parked in the garage below the building, present this bulletin to the attendant before 6:00 p.m. and your parking spot will cost you only $4.00. On Wednesday evenings, have your parking ticket stamped after service and receive the same discount. Speak to an usher about the use of an assistive hearing device if you need one. Unfortunately, we cannot allow the use of recording devices such as audio and video recorders or cameras during any portion of the service. Please remember to silence your cell phone upon

entering the Nave. Lunch is available for purchase at the Riverside Caf in South Hall Lobby. The Cloister Library has closed for a collection review and evaluation. Members and library users who wish to return books or other materials may use the convenient slot to the left of the Cloister Library entrance for this purpose.
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ARILLO N editation on "Veni mmanuel" arr. Bert Gerken ORGA Prelude on “Of ternal Love egotten" David Johnson LIFE OF THE COMMU ITY The Rev. Dr. Amy K. Butler PROCESSIO AL HYM 7 All who are able may stand. Lord Christ, When First You Came to arth Mit

Freuden zart CALL TO WORSHIP The Rev. John Janka Please remain standing. Leader: Prepare the Way of the Lord! People: Share the Good ews of God’s love. Leader: Be the voice that cries out in the wilderness. People: Go forth to share the love of God! Leader: Sing of God’s steadfast love forever. People: Tell the Good ews to all generations. Leader: Share the story, again and again, of the Word becoming Flesh. People: We are the story. We are the living story of God’s love. All: Let us sing and worship God who is doing a new thing, about to spring forth! VOCATIO N Please remain standing. LIGHTI

G THE ADVE T CA DLE Dr. Butler Dr. Mary Biggs Mr. Stacey Robinson TROIT If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee Wer nur den lieben Gott I V E S I D E A T W S H I P Z"" If you brought offerings for the Food Pantry, please place them in the carts in the Narthex. You may also leave financial offerings for the Food Pantry in the envelopes provided. Please enjoy this time of quiet meditation in the Nave, and remember, silence all cell phones and other electronic devices.
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PASSI G OF THE PEACE Dr. Butler Leader: The peace of the Lord be with you. People: And

also with you. VITATIO TO GIVE A D SERVE Please be seated. OFFERTORY THEM Oh Thou That Tellest G. F. Handel O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, and be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. Nicole Mitchell, alto AT THE PRESE TATIO : VE I EMMA UEL The congregation rises row by row as ushers pass. O come, desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heart and mind;

Bid envy, strife, and discord cease; Fill all the world with heaven’s peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. PASTORAL PRAYER The Rev. Michael E. Livingston Please be seated. Leader: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit. Leader: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them up unto the Lord. HE L OR D' P RAYER Pray in the language or version of your heart. CHORAL AMEN HEBREW SCRIPTURE LESSO Please remain seated. Isaiah 9:2–7 (page 638 in the Old Testament) Leader: The Word of God for the People of God. People: Thanks be to God.
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HYM All who are

able may stand. Christ, e Our Light Bernadette Farrell GOSPEL LESSO Dr. Butler Please remain standing for the reading of the Gospel. + (page 91 in the New Testament) Leader: This is the Gospel of Christ. People: Thanks be to God. SERMO The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon We, Too, Sing Freedom RECESSIO AL HYM 12 All who are able may stand. People, Look ast Besanon VITATIO TO DISCIPLESHIP Dr. Butler Please remain standing. BE EDICTIO Please remain standing.
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About Today’s Guest Preacher Reverend Traci deVon Blackmon’s life assignment is to advance God’s agenda in the

earth through servant leadership that encourages and empowers people to live their faith. She is thankful to live out this calling as the proud Pastor and Teacher of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri. Initially ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Reverend Blackmon served in various capacities ZZ QXQZZ of Christ The King United Church of Christ. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from #  %ZZ   "XZQ #Z a variety of professional positions as well. Currently, she

is employed as the coordinator of faith-based initiatives for BJC HealthCare and serves on several boards and health initiatives that target the advancement and empowerment of underserved women and children. Rev. Blackmon is a graduate of Leadership St. Louis and currently serves as a founding director on the board of Magdalene St. Louis, a two-year transitional housing program for women who have been victimized by prostitution and sex trafficking, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Behavioral Health Network, a safety net system designed to ensure that the mental health needs of our

underserved communities are met. Recently, Rev. Blackmon was sworn in to her newly appointed position on The Ferguson Commission. The Ferguson Commission originated in response to justice concerns illuminated in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri. Rev. Blackmon is also the founder of Sacred Conversations from Solomon’s Porch, a community forum for clergy and aspiring clergy of all faiths promoting economically accessible continuing education opportunities and networking for clergy across doctrinal, denominational, racial, gender, sexuality, and

geographical boundaries. Rev. Blackmon is the mother of three wonderful young adults: Kortni; Harold II; and Tyler Blackmon who bless her life tremendously with joy! ODAY : DECEMBER 21 12:45 p.m. Lunch is available for purchase in the Riverside Caf, South Hall Lobby 1:00 p.m. The Way, Meditation Chapel ZXXQ QZ  X journeying along the Christian path. New members and friends are always invited! For more information, please contact Jacqueline Hopkins at writetojacqueline@hotmail.com  1:30 p.m. MALL G OUP C LASS t iblical Hebrew: Intermediate A

Close Reading of the Biblical Book of Ruth 419 MLK ALENDAR OF VENTS HIS W EEK POSTLUDE Please be seated for a time of quiet reflection. Toccata on “Veni mmanuel" Andrew Carter The Riverside Deaf Ministry provides sign-language interpretation at the first Sunday service of each month and every Wednesday at our Space for Grace service, as well as at significant special services throughout the year. Dr. Mary Biggs joined Riverside in 2009. She has been active in Maranatha, chairing the Edgar Richards Scholar Award Committee and founding the Maranatha Movie Night. She is eputy

Convener of Maranatha. Mr. Stacey Robinson,  "+  performed opera and on Broadway. He is the Convener of Maranatha. Sermons may be found online at www.trcnyc.org/worship/?sermon Large print bulletins are available from the ushers.
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MO DAY, DECEMBER 22 10:00 a.m. Tower League rt of ovement, 411 MLK 5:30 p.m. Tai Chi Class, Wellness Center ZZQ"X For more information, please contact Sheila Ann Mason-Gonzales at culture@verizon.net. 6:00 p.m. Weeknight Prayer, Meditation Chapel 7:00 p.m. lcoholics nonymous, 7C TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23

6:00 p.m. Qigong, 6th Floor Chapel Intermediate Yoga, 630 MLK 6:45 p.m. indful editation, 13T 7:00 p.m. Narcotics nonymous, 7C WED ESDAY, DECEMBER 24 10:30 a.m. Intermediate French, Multi-purpose Room 4:00 p.m. Family Christmas ve Worship Service, Nave 8:00 p.m. Christmas ve Worship Service of Lessons and Carols, Nave THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day. All administrative offices are closed. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26 All administrative offices are closed for the Christmas holiday. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27 8:30 a.m. Yoga ( ll Levels), 630 MLK 3:00 p.m. Chinese Christian Service, Chapel of

the Cross 3:30 p.m. A nnual Candlelight Carol Festival, Nave This longstanding tradition at The Riverside Church has become an essential part of Christmas in New York City. This service of music and light combines carillon, organ, harp, and all of the choirs of The Riverside Church and culminates in a ritual sharing of candlelight illuminating the Nave. A recital on the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon will precede each Candlelight service. Tickets are on sale at the Riverside box office. There will be two performances: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All tickets XQ

  X*% Z  There will be childcare for infants to children in Kindergarten in the nursery on the Cloister Level and children from Q  Q 6:30 p.m. A nnual Candlelight Carol Festival, Nave
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10:15 a.m. eginner Yoga, 630 MLK 1:00 p.m. Theatre of the Oppressed ptown, Multi-purpose Room *QQ QX#QX Q  fluent in the human language of theatre. Theatre of the Oppressed Uptown meets every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Contact Jeremiah Kyle rake at theatreoftheoppressedtrc@gmail.com. SU DAY, DECEMBER 28 8:30 a.m. M

orning Light, Christ Chapel An intimate gathering for meditation, Scripture, homily, discussion, and communion 9:30 a.m. Open ible Study, 15T 10:45 a.m. Worship Celebration, Nave The Rev. Julie Johnson Staples, preaching 12:45 p.m. Lunch is available for purchase in the Riverside Caf, South Hall Lobby 1:00 p.m. The Way, Meditation Chapel ZXXQ QZ  X journeying along the Christian path. New members and friends are always invited! For more information, please contact Jacqueline Hopkins at writetojacqueline@hotmail.com  ovies @ Riverside, Multi-purpose

Room Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary This film exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary school-aged African American males as targets within the U.S. penal system. Some refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth that results in funneling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers, and families, so that we can reclaim our young men

and ensure the future of our community. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments will be available. Riverside Poetry Group, 423 MLK All are welcome to join us. Please bring several copies of one or two poems on Regeneration, Rebirth, New Being, or Healing. Any potluck dish or treat is welcome to share. 3:00 p.m. Chinese Christian Service, Chapel of the Cross ovies @ Riverside, Multi-purpose Room Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary & VENTS Winter Spiritual Life Retreat January 23–25 at the Mariondale Retreat and Conference Center, Ossining, NY Listening to the

Inner Voice: iscerning God's Will for Our Lives On this retreat we will explore experiences of the inner voice, ways in which God speaks to us and works with us in guiding our lives. Consider joining us for prayer, silence, discussion, Bible readings, communion, and imaginative enactments. We will engage individually and as a group in God's interaction with each of us for the realization of our best selves and for the coming of God's Kingdom on earth. There will be joy and laughter along the way. Cost is $210. Includes six meals and private room. For more information, come to the Spiritual

Life Retreat table during Fellowship Hour after Worship today.
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The Riverside Book Club Saturday, January 10, 2015, 11:00 a.m. in Room 240 MLK Join us as we discuss Collected Essays , by James Baldwin. Reviewers of this collection, published in 1998, wrote that Baldwin "articulated black anger in a way that allowed blacks and whites to affirm the justness of that anger." It is a voice and vision that is needed now more than ever. Bring Your Food Pantry Donations to Worship on Sundays and Wednesdays One in five New Yorkers lives in a home that is food-insecure. Over

the last few years, a number of pantries have been forced to close their doors, and while we have managed to serve the increased number of guests visiting our pantry, the strain has been tremendous. Food collections are taken every Sunday at Worship, and Wednesday at Space for Grace. Please bring food items and cash donations to support the Food Pantry. English Conversation Partners Program The English Conversation Partners Program invites you to stop by its table during Fellowship Hour after Sunday service to learn how to become a Volunteer Tutor. Tutors meet with adult Conversation Partners

once a week. International students for whom English is a second language and English-speaking tutors are welcome to participate in the program. Contact ECPP at englishconversation4@gmail.com The Riverside Latino Ministry The Latino Ministry celebrates Latino lives, spirituality, and culture in all its diversity. The Ministry shares the concerns of Latinos in the U.S. and abroad with the congregation and the community. We meet every third ZQ " LatinoministryTRC@gmail.com. Keep Up with Riverside ews and Worship Services If you would like to receive the weekly

eNewsletter from The Riverside Church, visit www.trcnyc.org to sign up. ZXQXZ online any time at www.trcnyc.org The Riverside Prison Ministry: Annual Christmas Toy Drive Each year our Prison Ministry partners with Hour Children and reaches out to the congregation and community for generous donations of gifts to hundreds of mothers at correctional facilities across New York State, so that many incarcerated parents can give presents to their children during the holidays. For more information, contact Carlene Pinto at cpinto@trcnyc.org  Employment at

Riverside Interested in employment opportunities at The Riverside Church? Please visit our website: www.trcnyc.org/about/?jobs for a complete listing of Riverside’s current job postings. Career Day Volunteers   Z" Career ay and would be grateful for your time, talents, and monetary gifts. We are looking for individuals from every profession and all walks of life to share their professional knowledge as panelists and facilitators for Career ay. We are also putting together the Planning Committee; if you are willing to serve as a member, we would love to have you on our

team. Please call or email Rev. James E. Singletary at 212.870.6828 or jsingletary@theriversidechurchny.org if you are able to assist us. Church Leadership Meetings Our Church Commissions meet on the second Monday of every month. The Church Council meets on every fourth Monday. Please keep them in your prayers, to help them lead The Riverside Church. Consider Having Your Wedding at The Riverside Church Looking for the perfect venue for your wedding and reception? Call the Weddings Office at 212.870.6762 for details.
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Sunday, December 21 "#Z"Q 9:30 a.m. in

Room 15T Q   Facilitator: The Rev. Michael E. Livingston Q"%* 10:45 a.m. in the Nave The Rev. Traci deVon. Blackmon, preaching "#   " 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. in the Nave This longstanding tradition at The Riverside Church has become an essential part of Christmas in New York City. This service of music and light combines carillon, organ, harp, and all of the choirs of The Riverside Church and culminates in a ritual sharing of candlelight illuminating the Nave. $25/$15/$10. For tickets, call the Riverside Box Office at 212.870.6784.

Childcare will be provided. Wednesday, December 24 Z 4:00 p.m. in the Nave This service expresses the Christmas story in ways that will speak to a child’s heart. Come for caroling and hear the Biblical story of the Baby Jesus’s birth. This is an intergenerational event for all.  8:00 p.m. in the Nave The Rev. r. Amy K. Butler, preaching All are invited to join The Riverside Church community on Christmas Eve in this centuries-old tradition of Lessons and Carols. Choral anthems, Christmas carols, and Scripture readings are all woven together in this celebration. Sunday,

December 28 QZ" 10:45 a.m. in the Nave ++Q QZQ XQ*Q Wednesday, December 31 X In the Nave Ring in the New Year with hymns, anthems, and a service of worship culminating in the midnight pealing of the bells. Q%"  QQ+  QQ%"Z# Q Midnight – Pealing of the Bells Sunday, January 4, 2015 QQQZ 10:45 a.m. in the Nave  4:00 p.m. in the Nave It is with great joy that the Riverside Ringers announce we have rescheduled this event to Sunday, January 4.

Please join the Riverside Ringers for our Winter Concert and Ring Along Sing Along. Concert goers are invited to sing and ring along to familiar Christmas carols. DVENT ND ISTM SON HE R IVE SIDE HU CH 2014
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Anonymous In celebration of the life of Kellis E. Parker. Clarence and Emily Anderson In memory of their parents, Albert Anderson, Sr., and Bertha Anderson, and Curtis Butler, Sr., and Justine Butler. Gordon K. Balkcom In memory of Nathaniel and Sharon Balkcom. Donald A. Bickford In memory of Peg and Ron Rivers. Joycelyn James Braaf In memory of Richard and Marjorie James.

Yvonne Broady-Loftin *ZZ*** *XZXZ May God continue to surround you with His Eternal Love. Lorraine Burchall Barbara Butler In honor of Rev. Amy and the gifts she brings to her ministry at The Riverside Church. Suzanne C. Carothers, MD In memory of Mrs. Julia . Carothers, Mrs. Lillian B. Alexander, Mrs. Effie Rodgers, Mrs. Shirley E. Massey, Mrs. Vivian Collins, Mr. onald Grigsby, and Mr. B.B. elaine. Soon Lee Choi *Z  XQXZ"  Patricia Clark In loving memory of Rosalie M. Clark. Joy S. Cooke Frederick Cooke, husband; Ruther Fowler Shipley,

mother; Charles Shipley, brother. Vivian Cox In loving memory of my beloved husband, Kenneth F. Cox, and mother Allean Steele. Evelyn M. Davis, MD In loving memory of my mother, Lillie Elizabeth avis, my father Ashley avis, and my brother aniel Keith avis. Alexa Donaphin   Contributions for flowers have been given by:
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Zaccheaus Fagbemi Yvonne Garvin Mr. John A. Garvin, a wonderful father and loving husband who loved all things beautiful and honored family, unity, and strength. Thelma Jean J. Goodrich Bryant Harris In memory of iane Spina-Harris. Ernest

C. Jones A tribute to the life of George Allen, Jr. Linda L. LeShanna Renee Lewis Dr. Ronald B. Lonesome In honor of Ms. Nancy Lonesome Harris, my mother; Mr. John L. Steptoe, friend, author, and artist. Patricia Ludwig-King In remembrance of Charles Rene King, husband of Patricia Ludwig-King, a member of The Riverside Church. In loving memory. Margaret B. Madden A special remembrance for my husband, Berry; mother, Bessie Battle; brother, Jerry; and son-in-law, Zeb. Margaret B. Madden In memory of a dedicated member and friend, Hilda A. Webster. Bobbie Maniece-Harrison, EdD In memory of my

parents, John and Susie Maniece, and friends Vito Albergo, Pearline Bulls, r. John Holloman, r. Robert LaPrince, and Melaine Minch. Gracie Massenburg and Jason Armstrong Peace, Love, and Hope to those less fortunate in this world. Verina Mathis-Crawford Aida Montero In remembrance of Joseph Montero, beloved husband, father, and Papa, “Seguimos tus ejemplos de amor. Carol Wood Moore Prayers for peace and cultural sensitivity among different races, and for combating diseases worldwide. Annette Purnell In honor of Jerry Saunders and Catherine Martin. Irwin L. Reese
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Mildred Bond

Roxborough & Family *Z Z# John Slorance In honor of Courtney Slorance and Stanley Slorance. Brenda Spears Remembering eborah Ann Spears, Joseph Spears, and Mattie Spears at this special time of year. Moon Sunwoo Una Tapper In memory of Yvonne Wright. Roger Thomas In loving memory of my parents, Fred and Velma, and my brothers, Philip and Hartley. Joanne McLaughlin Toran In loving memory of the “McLaughlin Family. Judy, Suzy, Tommy, and Libby Turnock In memory of their parents, Jane and Larry Turnock. Margery Whiteman In loving memory of Katharine and

Wendell Goddard, Russel H. Goddard, and Sarah Goddard Power. Cheryle Anderson Wills and Walter E. Lowe Jr. In loving memory of our deceased family members. May the grieving family members of the many black men who were killed without cause this year be comforted with the knowledge that their loved ones are in the safe arms of God where they will be loved, without fear and able to breathe. As we approach the New Year, may our country move closer to justice. Many thanks to all who contributed gifts of time, labor, and money to make The Riverside Church ave a winter garden of color and light! Our

sincerest gratitude goes to Vera Smith-Holzman, Floral esigner & Church Florist The Flower Guild members: Kenneth Cummings, Carol Garvin, Yvonne Garvin, Reginald Jenkins, Brad Jones, Joan Knibb, Rosa Manley, Ernesta Sweeney, Jesse Wilkins, and Shirley E. Bolden. And blessings to: The Operations epartment–Building & Grounds, Engineers & Carpenters, the Ushers, Technical Services, and Security, whose work blesses us in this Christmas season and in every season.
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CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHRISTMAS FLOWER FUN Checks should be made payable to The Riverside Church. Mail checks to: The

Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027 ATTN: Kaitlin Cook, Room 17T Please be sure to include “Christmas Flower Fund on the memo section of your check. You can also drop off your contribution at The Visitors Center. Q you wish to remember or honor.  Names received by December 29, 2014 will be published in the worship bulletin on Sunday, January 4, 2015 ***********************************************
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Printed on recycled paper THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH N THE CITY OF N EW YORK 490 IVERSIDE RIVE Y ORK , .Y. 10027 ELEPHONE 212.870.6700

www.theriversidechurchny.org Interdenominational  Interracial  International  Open  Affirming  Welcoming The Rev. r. Amy K. Butler, Senior Minister The Rev. Michael E. Livingston, Executive Minister The Rev. John Janka, Interim Minister for Membership, Care, and Parish Life The Rev. Stephen C. I. Mann, irector of Communications and Media The Rev. ebra P. Northern, irector of Social Services The Rev. James E. Singletary, irector of Children, Youth, and Families Ministry The Rev. Julie Johnson Staples, Interim Minister for Education Mr. Christopher

Johnson, irector of Music and Organist Mr. Christopher Creaghan, Associate Organist Mr. ionisio A. Lind, Carillonneur Mr. Robert Pearson, Organ Curator The Rev. r. James A. Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus The Riverside Church is a member of the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and the United Church of Christ and cooperates with the Council of Churches in the City of New York, and with the New York State, National, and World Council of Churches. Twitter:  Facebook:  Web: theriversidechurchny.org Time, Talent, Treasure – Become. Elizabeth spoke to Mary, saying: “Blessed are

you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of XXQZ With Christ’s spirit working within us we can be the means by which his saving work is extended throughout the world. We become his hands, his feet, his voice, and like Mary his mother, bring Christ into the world for others. –Br. Eldridge Pendleton The spirit of generosity: deepening

our faith and sustaining our connection.