Good morning all! Today is the third Sunday of Advent….can you believe it?
1-5 “Hey there! All who are thirsty,
come to the water!
Are you penniless?
Come anyway—buy and eat!
Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk.
Buy without money—everything’s free!
Why do you spend your money on junk food,
your hard-earned cash on cotton candy?
Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best,
fill yourself with only the finest.
Pay attention, come close now,
listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words.
I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you,
the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love.
I set him up as a witness to the nations,
made him a prince and leader of the nations,
And now I’m doing it to you:
You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of,
and nations who’ve never heard of you
will come running to you
Because of me, your God,
because The Holy of Israel has honored you.”
Today at the CoOp during this third Sunday we will be talking about feasting. We are definitely in the season of feasting. This is the highlight of the holidays for many. We get to have our favorite foods and we eat them around a table with people we love many times. In our family, we are trying to figure all of this feasting out as my family changes. How will we incorporate a new kind of potato? Will we still have that green bean casserole stuff? Who will make the pies? Who will create this or that? Can we introduce wine to the table?