Archive for December 17th, 2020


Close your eyes, breathe, and clear your mind. Be still. Center your scattered senses on God’s presence.

REFLECTION: Written by Alan Goodman

Advent is all about “Coming”. La Costa Glen residents have been severely “shut down” for months and months to protect our vulnerable citizens. In the midst of not being able to go to church, going “virtual” as an alternative, we have experienced God’s presence here in a most unexpected way! This at a time when God was effectively shut out! La Costa Glen Management agreed for the FIRST TIME EVER to actually BROADCAST all the Village Church services AND the Village Church Bible Studies on our in-house TV system. We now reach almost 900 potential viewers, most of whom have never even experienced our church at all! Without this pandemic, this would never have happened!  When I think of “coming”, Jesus is being broadcast to more people here than ever before! It has been amazing to hear from non-church residents, Catholics, and other denominations who are seeing our Pastors every week providing the Jesus message. I know non-Village Church LCG residents watch because they call me about these TV broadcasts. In addition, Glenbrook Health Center also is showing all the Village Church services to those in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living on their own in-house TV system. That also has NEVER happened before. Glory be to God! He sure has come to this retirement community in all his glory during this pandemic. Hallelujah!

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 105:1-4

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

Pause and meditate on the Scripture.

PRAYER:  The O Antiphons are used at Vespers of the last 7 days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. The exact origin of the O Antiphons is not known but Boethius (480-524) referenced them. This translation is from the Church of England’s Book of Common Worship liturgy.

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other, mightily and sweetly ordering all things: Come and teach us the way of prudence.

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MUSIC VIDEO:  Carrie Underwood and John Legend:  Hallelujah

IMAGE: Lindisfarne Scriptorium: Glory

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