Advent – Day 6

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Isaiah 40:1-11 John 1:19-28 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 »

Advent – Day 5

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Isaiah 30:19-26 Acts 13:16-25 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 »

Advent – Day 4

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Isaiah 4:2-6 Acts 1:12-17, 21-26   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… Read more »

Advent – Day 2

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 124 Genesis 9:1-17 Hebrews 11:32-40 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 »

Advent – Day 3

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 124 Isaiah 54:1-10 Matthew 24:23-35 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 »

Advent Readings – Day 1

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent: Psalm 124 Genesis 8:1-19 Romans 6:1-11   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 »

1st Sunday of Advent

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Today in service we participated in the celebration of Advent – something that Christians around the world were united in doing. We join in as we begin the season of hope – waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled in the form of the incarnate Christ.   Below is what we read for our lighting… Read more »

30 Days of Prayer – Day 30

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Insert this verse into the prayer from Day 1: For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a]in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in… Read more »

30 Days of Prayer – Day 29

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Insert this verse into the prayer from Day 1: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,     for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness.Lamentations 3:22-23 Yesterday we celebrated the awesomeness of a King. Today we celebrate his love and mercy and faithfulness. These verses are in… Read more »

30 Days of Prayer – Day 28

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Insert this verse into the prayer from Day 1: Lift up your heads, you gates;     be lifted up, you ancient doors,     that the King of glory may come in. 8 Who is this King of glory?     The Lord strong and mighty,     the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, you gates;     lift them up, you… Read more »