Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 21, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 21, 2014

December 20, 2014 – 9:30 am

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16 When King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies...

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