It's Sunday so you know what that means! It's the Sunday Brunch. This is the first week of the Yule and Advent Season and We are super excited to celebrate with everyone this year. This week we have an Advent/Yule candle lighting liturgy you can do with your family and friends. We also have a five ingredient beer bread recipe that is delicious, a seasonal Sunday Setlist, a new Book Brunch, MMM That's Good Coffee (Or Tea and of course The Song of the Week. Bon Appetite!
Advent - Week One - HOPE
Here is a little Liturgy you can use as you light the First Advent Candle. Gather round the advent wreath and light the first candle. Read the liturgy and then ask everyone to share what Hope means to them. Close with everyone sharing one thing they are thankful for.
Week 1 Candle Lighting Liturgy: HOPE
I light one candle here for hope
and it is like a small lamp,
lighting a bedside table with open book,
after a long day,
the glow of heart monitor in ICU,
a headlamp for a hiker on an unfamiliar trail,
or a miner down a shaft,
a toddler’s paw-patrol nightlight,
or early-morning oven in a bakery.
We light one candle so we will remember
to notice this week’s ordinary lights of hope.
For ordinary and available to all
is the hope of Advent.
I will light Candles this Christmas,
Candles of joy despite all the sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch,
Candles of courage for fears ever present,
Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days,
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,
Candles of love to inspire all my living,
Candles that will burn all year long. (Howard Thurman)
Song of the week
Five Ingredient Beer Bread
Prep Time 10 MINUTES
Cook Time 45 MINUTES
Total Time 55 MINUTES
Servings: 1 loaf
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 (12 ounce) beer (we've used Guinness & Sam Adams Octoberfest)
1/4 cup honey (or brown sugar, but honey is best)
6 tablespoons cold salted butter, sliced into 8 slices
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 9x5 loaf pan with butter.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Pour in the beer and add the honey. Mix until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Arrange the butter slices on top.
3. Place the loaf pan on a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top of the bread is lightly browned. Sliced and enjoy warm!
MMM That's Good Coffee (or tea)
Trung Nguyen - Premium Blend
We first tried this coffee at a Vietnamese food truck from Huntington, WV. The owner saw Mic's Oak and Crow Coffee sweatshirt and asked if he like iced coffee. Of course he said yes and she let us try a sample. It was amazing. The owner later sent us what coffee she uses to make her iced coffee magic and this is it! You have to try it.
DEEP INTENSE FLAVOR: This Vietnamese coffee blend Robusta and Arabica coffee beans with our unique proprietary blend to bring you flavorful, intense coffee that will keep you energized and refreshed
FLAVOR PROFILE: Grown high altitude regions to bring you an Arabica (59.9%) and Robusta (40.0%) whole bean coffee blend with hints of Chocolate (0.1%) that delight your senses with each sip
Hope is here
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