16th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 42; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Jude 17-25 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy –… Read more »

15th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 42; Isaiah 29:17-24; Acts 5:12-16 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy –… Read more »

Third Sunday of Advent

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This is the third Sunday in Advent. Today, we light two purple candles and the pink candle. Last Sunday, we lit the candles of hope and love. This Sunday, we light the candle of joy. One thing that sometimes happens as we get ready to celebrate Jesus’ birth is we expect to be happy all… Read more »

13th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 146:5-10; 1 Samuel 2:1-8; Luke 3:1-18 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy… Read more »

12th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 146:5-10; Ruth 1:6-18; 2 Peter 3:1-10 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy… Read more »

11th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 146:5-10; Ruth 1:6-18; 2 Peter 3:1-10 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy… Read more »

10th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 21; Genesis 15:1-18; Matthew 12:33-37 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy –… Read more »

9th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 21; Isaiah 41:14-20; Romans 15:14-21 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy –… Read more »

8th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 21; Isaiah 24:1-16a; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy… Read more »

Second Sunday of Advent

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This is the second Sunday in Advent. Today, we light two purple candles. Last Sunday, we lit the candle of hope. This Sunday, we light the candle of love. One verse that many memorize and remember on this day is John 3:16, “God so loved the world…” Some people may not know the love of… Read more »