Good people of West Parish,
This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent, sometimes called Gaudete Sunday, from the Latin for "rejoice"!
This is the Sunday of joy! We will hear Isaiah's promises of God's new creation: "no more shall the sound of weeping be heard"! We shall hear the song of Mary, as she praises God for mercy and justice.
This cultural moment seems like the perfect time to hear a woman singing: "God has brought down the powerful from their thrones." Oh, wow! What will this mean for our own lives? For our community? For our country?
So gather with us this Sunday – in your most festive or funny Christmas attire! – as we explore these ideas together.