Monday, December 6, 2010

2nd Week of Advent: Week of HOPE

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
who loved us and by his grace gave us
eternal encouragement and good hope,
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in
every good deed and word.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

This, the second week of Advent is the week of Hope.
To celebrate this week- we will …
 send an encouraging note to someone who may be discouraged
 pray for people who feel sad or lonely at Christmas
 Do something nice (and unexpected) for someone else.
 pray for the opportunity to bless someone in some way each day
 Pray for people who won’t be with their families this Christmas
Send cards to wounded soldiers.
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
 write in our journals some things that we hope for
 Discuss why this week is about Hope

What is it we really, truly are hoping for?


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