Stir Up Your Power, O Lord
In Advent the collects for the day are especially beautiful. You may remember I wrote about collects a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the collect for the first Sunday in Advent:
Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Each Advent collect begins with “stir up your power, O Lord, and come…,” and in Advent we wait. That’s why the altar is adorned in blue: blue is the color of expectation and hope.
Apple Ring Coffee Cake
Michelle W. made this great-looking apple coffee cake (p. ), submitted by Monique H. She said everyone in her family really enjoyed it! Thanks, Michelle, for baking, and to Monique for submitting.