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Advent 2
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The Second Sunday in Advent. 

Matthew 3:1-12

 

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance. Do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. “I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”  Matthew 3:1-12

 
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Friday, 23 September 2016 14:45

Presbyteries and Pastoral Charges will be studying and voting on a number of remits from the last meeting of General Council. A remit is a proposal to make a change in the Basis of Union, which is the Constitution of the Church. These remits if passed will mean major changes for our church structure and the way we live out our faith in the world. Each church member is called to consider these and to vote after study and prayer. The remits and study guides may be found here on the General Council website. In January 2017, there will be discussion and voting on Remit # 1.  However, Remits 1 to 4 and Remit 6 are interrelated so presbyters are urged to study them all for January.

 
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