Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
The Journey from Optimism to Hope

In a series of three short reflections spread through this prayer service, Fr. Allen explores the theme of biblical Hope on the first Sunday of Advent, a Sunday that has been traditionally understood as the first Sunday of the Church Year.  The Good News is that faith in Christ can lead to a deep and lasting hope even in the midst of trying circumstances!