You are encouraged to buy and read the Daily Advent Devotional I am Mary during advent this year. Limited copies will be available from the church office from November 11, or order it from your favorite bookstore as a print or e-book. Suggested book donation: $4. The devotional will complement our Advent & Christmas sermon series Anticipation as we ponder the gospel of Luke chapters 1 and 2.
I am Mary is written by Presbyterian (USA) minister and best-selling author Carol Howard Merritt. In this Advent journey we will follow the young Mary, who became the holy and revered Mother of God. In these reflections, Merritt has put herself in Mary’s shoes and creatively imagined Mary telling us what it is like for her as she experiences surprise, confusion, fear, anticipation, and blessing. From the first Sunday of Advent (December 2) through to Christmas Day, each daily devotion includes a scripture verse, a reflection, and a prayer.