eat-chicken-pottageLast night we cooked together an excellent pottage of mixed vegetables and a wonderful dish of potatoes and onions. Having laboured at the kitchen table and put everything into the oven we went into the living room to share in an Advent Ikon.

Here is the service that we used: Advent Prayers

We reflected on the words of Isaiah when he offered God’s comfort to his people. He says that God wants level the playing field for his people, by bringing down the mountains and lifting up the low places. What a message for today when so many are working to extend the differences between the rich and poor in society.

We finished our prayers with this beautiful version of the Advent hymn O Come O Come Emmanuel.

Then we repaired to the table and enjoyed the fruits of our labours in the kitchen. Thanks to everyone who helped make the evening a success.