Category Archives: Advent

Advent 2: Year A

A voice in the wilderness crying Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 During Advent we are called to prepare the way of the Lord. Through repentance we are able to prepare our hearts to accept the gift … Continue reading

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Advent 4: Year C

Pregnancy and Promise Micah 5:2-5a Psalm 80:1-7 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) “Advent is the waiting season, hoping to be rediscovered. She is seasoned waiting, wishing wisdom and pregnant with promised life. She is a season conceived each day.” Joseph … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year C

Rejoice! Zephaniah 3:14-20 Canticle 9 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 The Advent season combines a sense of joyous hope in God’s coming with the power in the fullness of time, as well as the radical call for repentance (a life turned … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Year C

Repent! Baruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4 Canticle 4 or 16: The Song of Zechariah Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6 “You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.” … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year C

Behold the signs Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 As we begin a new Church Year, preparations to celebrate the first Advent of Christ in history are balanced with anticipation of his second Advent in the unknown future. In Year C, … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 27, Year B

Sacrificial Giving Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 The themes of the season of Advent begin to be expressed this week, offering an opportunity to explore the rich heritage of Advent. We focus on the coming of … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year A

A time of hope, promise, and judgement Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 This Sunday we begin a new year. The First Sunday of Advent brings us full circle in the church’s calendar, reminding us that God’s people … Continue reading

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