Hagerstown Church of the Brethren
15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 301-733-3565 * FAX: 301-733-3598

"Church in the Heart of the City with the City at Heart"
Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

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November 29 Worship

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Take a Moment Prayer: Week of Nov 29

Look for this prayer each week. Take time to pray it each day and know that your church family is saying this prayer.

Oh my goodness, God...the Advent season is upon us. How quickly it comes around each year. Every year, I tell myself that I will be awake to this season of preparation for the celebration of Jesus' birth. Sometimes I succeed and other times I fail by getting consumed in the secular activities of the holidays. You are all-important to me and the gift of your only Son is precious to me. I would be lost in hopelessness and darkness without Him. In this season, I will listen for the voices of angels announcing in my heart..."Awake, my child...Jesus is coming!"; and my soul will rejoice, for I know it is true. Amen.

Take a Moment Prayer: Week of Oct. 25

Look for this prayer each week. 

There are so many things for which I am grateful. This week following All-Saints day, I am thinking particularly of those who have been special to me who have passed from this life into eternal life with you. There are special people whom I miss who have helped to mold me into a believer and a disciple of Christ. Through their life example and generous love, I have been a recipient of God's presence and love. I have learned from them what it means to be in a faithful relationship with Jesus; and I have been inspired to help with God's kingdom-building work. Comfort me when I remember them and once again feel the pain of grief. Remind me that one day, we will be united and will live together forevermore in the glory of God's heavenly kingdom. Amen.  

Take a Moment Prayer : Week of Aug. 30

Look for this prayer each week. Is that you God trying to get my attention? I'm here and I'm trying to listen. Some days, it's not so easy for me to hear what you are saying to me, usually because I have so many other thoughts going around in my head. But, I am doing my best to hear you. Sometimes, I know, you simply want to tell me how much you love me; and other times you are calling me to do a special task for you. It feels at times unbelievable that you deem me worthy of your personal attention and capable of doing acts of love and service for you. I don't always feel capable and worthy of your attention and confidence, but you prove to me time and time again that if I will just listen and step out in faith you are there for me...helping me with your power and guidance, and pouring over me your love. I am so richly blessed to have a growing and intimate relationship with you. I'm listening, God...let's make something wonderful happen today. Amen.  

"Take a Moment" Prayer: Week of July 26

Look for this prayer each week. Almighty God, may your Holy Spirit descend upon me on this day; and, fill me with the gifts and the spiritual guidance I will need to fulfill the deeds that will glorify you and point others to you. Should anything come my way that darkens my day and leaves me feeling helpless or lost, I will trust the Spirit to connect me to you from places within where no words can be found. I believe that nothing can separate me from you...not even when life is hard and leaves me with feelings of emptiness. I will cling to the knowledge of your promise of faithfulness to me rather than the negative feelings that may be strong in times of darkness. With this prayer, I am reminded of your faithfulness and I am ready to take-on this day with inner peace and joy...both the good and the not-so-good...praising you all the while. Amen.

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