Norman Rockwell- Santa
Santa Claus by Norman Rockwell

The Desert Shall Bloom

The desert shall rejoice and blossom;
it shall rejoice with gladness and singing.
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed:
and the majesty of our God.

Old Testament Reading - God’s generosity


1Say there! Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink — even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine and milk — it’s all free! 2Why spend your money on food that doesn’t give you strength? Why pay for groceries that do you no good? Listen and I’ll tell you where to get good food that fattens up the soul!

3Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, for the life of your soul is at stake. I am ready to make an everlasting covenant with you, to give you all the unfailing mercies and love that I had for King David.a

. . . . .Isaiah 55:1-3
  1. See 2 Samuel 7 for the terms of God’s covenant with David here remembered.


Please remember our Prayer Requests

O God, be merciful to us and bless us;
show us the light of your countenance and come to us.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Let your ways be known upon earth,
your saving help among the nations.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Let the peoples praise you,
O God, let all the peoples praise you.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.