Kiss of Peace (Second Sunday of Advent)

Second Sunday of Advent
Hanging of the Greens Service
“Kiss of Peace”
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Rev. Benjamin Wines

We look forward to sharing in Worship with you on this Sunday, the Second of Advent. We will be reading from Psalm 85:1-2, 8-12. Today, Pastor Benjamin Wines brings the sermon titled, “Kiss of Peace”.

It Came upon the Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, good will to men,”
From heaven’s all gracious King.
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing.
Yet with the woes of sin and strife,
People: The world has suffered long,
Leader: Beneath the angel strain have rolled,
People: Two thousand years of wrong;
Leader: And man, at war with man, hears not,
People: The love song which they bring:
Leader: O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing!

Questions for Further Reflection:

This is the Sunday of Peace. We often think of peace as the absence of conflict.

  • How does Jesus’s birth create a better definition of peace?
  • How can we work for a more positive peace in our daily lives?