Advent

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December 9, 2018 – Advent 2

Luke 3:1-6  (NRSV) The Proclamation of John the Baptist 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias rulerof Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of […]

December 2, 2018 – Advent 1

Luke 21:25-36 (NRSV) The Coming of the Son of Man 25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of […]

December 24, 2017 – Advent 4

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Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV) The Birth of Jesus Foretold 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The […]

December 17, 2017 – Advent 3

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John 1:6-8, 19-28  (NRSV) 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The Testimony of John the Baptist 19 This is the testimony given by […]

December 10, 2017 – Advent 2

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Mark 1:1-8 (NRSV) The Proclamation of John the Baptist 1 The beginning of the good news[a] of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.[b] 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,[c] “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,[d]     who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:     ‘Prepare the way of […]

December 3, 2017 – Advent 1

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Mark 13:24-37  (NRSV) The Coming of the Son of Man 24 “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven,and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then they will see ‘the Son […]