Appointed texts

Isaiah 61:7–11
Psalm 34:1–9
Galatians 4:4–7
Saint Luke 1:46–55


This day the church celebrates Mary, Mother of God. Her role as the Theotokos (God-bearer) is one that brought her hardship, even as it brought her God's promise of peace. Pastor Stahler considers this very same dynamic, along with God's very same promise, in our lives.