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Theme: We wait for the Lord filled with hope – a hope that brings love and faith to maturity – something to live for, and work for, and build upon – for a better tomorrow, a life eternal, and meaningful today.

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 (NRSV): How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.

Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.