John the Baptist calls us all (church-going and non-church-going) to repentance so that we can, with clean slates,be ready to welcome the coming of the Lord! ”Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put on us the armor of light”! Come back to church and let God prepare your heart for the coming of Jesus, both at Christmas and when he comes “in clouds with great power and glory” (Mk. 13:26). At St. Thomas Church, come to worship and bring your kids to rehearse every December Sunday for the Christmas Pageant (Dec. 24 at 4:30pm) and, if you can, bring non-perishable food for our December drive to replenish the local food bank. This Sunday, the Oakmont Carolwalk begins at St. Thomas Church at 6pm.
Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come among us, and, because we are surely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen+